As anyone with a young family knows, bathtime can be one of the most enjoyably times of the day; however, it can also be one of the most difficult. Whilst many people with children will be familiar with the fun side of bathing, full of laughter and splashing, as many people will be aware of the unpleasant alternative, full of screams and resistance.
In both of these circumstances, it can be difficult to keep your child safe and secure. Disability baths can often be more secure alternatives, and many are designed for a helper to assist the person bathing, which can be really useful when it comes to bathing your child. By following these great tips, you can help your child remain safe in the bathroom until they are able to safely look after themselves.
Tips To Improve Child Safety In The Bathroom!
Always Supervise Your Children
Children under the age of 6 really do need supervision during bath time. Most children won’t appreciate the dangers of the bath until it’s too late, so when possible make sure that you, another adult, or an elder sibling is present. If you do have to leave the bathroom, then make sure that you get your child out of the bath and take them with you.
Always Keep An Eye On The Water
Babies and small children all have very sensitive skin, and can scald extremely quickly if the water is too hot. Always check that the water is at the right temperature before lowering your child in. A good idea is to pour the cold water into the bath first, followed by hot, to ensure that the temperature never reaches dangerously high levels.
Ideally, we’d recommend fitting your disability baths with an integrated thermostatic valve to ensure that you can keep an eye on the exact temperature. Remember to keep the temperature around 36 degrees Celsius for a new born child, and no higher than 38 degrees for older children.
Watch Out For Slips And Falls
This isn’t just a problem for children, but people of all ages regularly fall in the bathroom and can suffer lasting damage. Where possible, install non-slip features into your bathtub and make sure you are using mats to keep your bathroom’s floor safe to stand on.
Try to keep the floor as dry as possible which, we know, can be difficult when your child is splashing around.
Keep Your Bathroom Safe For Children, With Disability Baths
Here at Bathtime Mobility, we can provide a diverse range of disability baths and other mobility-focused features which can not only help to create a safe environment for children, but for adults and the elderly as well. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team directly on 0800 29 22 110.