10 Bath Safety Tips To Know
Scrub-a-dub a baby is in the tub! January is bath safety month! Before your little one jumps into the bath, we are here to breakdown some important bath safety tips!
Get everything ready prior to bath time. Set up all that you need, towels, soap, toys, anything you could possibly think of prior to starting the bath. That way you don't need to walk away at any point (which you should never do).
Put down slip resistant bath mats. The bathtub can be slippery when it is full of water and bubbles. Having a bath mat can help with any toddler or child trying to stand up or wiggle around in the bath. Although, we don't recommend standing up during bath-time, we get that it is sometimes needed.
Discourage any type of standing in the bath. Sometimes it is hard for toddlers to understand and be good listeners, but make an emphasis on this. It might be tricky for walkers, since they are wanting to stand now, but show them that in the bath that they should sit down.
Keep the water level low. You only need to fill the water about 2 to 4 inches, depending on your child's height. The more water that is filled up in the tub the more dangerous if could be for your baby. Rule of thumb is to do belly button height. But, if they are just getting into the bath, then do only a few inches.
You might need to ban the bubbles. I know, this is the fun part about bathtime, but some bubble baths can irritate babies or toddler's skins. They could be causing more harm than good. We recommend going with an all more natural product option of your choice free from dyes and lots of preservatives.
Make sure the bathtub is not too hot. Our child's skin is more sensitive and so always test the temperature prior to having them get in. We have a rubber ducky that says when it it too hot or just right.
Put a soft cover around the faucet. It your little one does fall down in the bath you don't want them hitting their head on the hard faucet. Put a cover over it to protect any bumps.
Teach them that electricity and water don't mix. Keep all electronics away from the bath at all times. Even those electronic devices, like cell phones!
Don't walk away, even for a second. Do no leave your child unattended in the bath. Keep your eyes on them at all times.
Learn CPR. Drownings are more likely to happen in a small body of water, like the bathtub than larger ones. It is important to know what to do in an emergency. Get CPR certified and be familiar with the correct steps to perform CPR on a child.
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