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Bathroom Toilet Safety and Kids

06/27/2016 08:00AM ● By Hood Magazine
By Handy Man Home Remodeling Center


The toilet is something we use daily and while it’s safe for adults, it’s a whole different story when it comes to infants and toddlers.


Here are some tips to keep your child safe.


Secure the bathroom door:

One simple way to keep kids away from the toilet is to make sure the bathroom door is shut and secure at all times. There are many ways to accomplish this. You can use a cover over the door knob, or even attach a small lock up high where the child cannot reach.


Secure the toilet lid:

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the toilet can be one of the main drowning hazards to children in the home. To keep your young child safe, consider a baby proof toilet latch. There are many varieties available to prevent your child from opening up the toilet seat.


Cover toilet bolts:

Look at the base of your toilet and check for the bolts that secure your toilet to the floor. If one of the plastic caps is missing, be sure to replace it to avoid an injury since the bolts are often sharp and could be dangerous to babies.

 

Baby proof the toilet paper:

To keep your youngster from playing with the toilet paper and it going to waste, make sure the toilet paper holder is secure with a toilet paper guard, or placed out of reach.


Hide that toilet brush:

The toilet cleaning brush is filled with bacteria. It’s best to hide the brush out of baby’s sight and reach. Keep it in a cabinet and keep it covered to prevent it from dripping when it’s moved.

Taking these small steps can prevent a potential tragedy in the bathroom. You’ll rest easy knowing your child is not getting into mischief in the bathroom, or worse yet, putting him, or herself in danger.