Friday, May 20, 2011

Kid-proofing your bathroom

You could have the most gorgeous bathroom - a spectacular antique bathroom vanity and a high-tech steam shower to boot - but none of that even matters if it's not a safe space for your children. We're not saying that you should bubble wrap and cover every inch of the area, but there are steps that you can take to ensure that your little ones don't hurt themselves whenever they're in the room.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents should never leave their toddlers unattended in a bathtub. Someone at the door? Wrap your child with a towel and take him with you. As an extra precautionary measure, the news outlet suggests installing no-slip strips in the shower or the tub for everyone's safety. Parents should also get in the habit of closing the lid of the toilet whenever they can.

Additionally, try to remember that your kids can easily get into medicines and other products, so for added security, keep those above your bathroom vanity as opposed to underneath the sink.

Kid-proofing your bathroom doesn't mean sacrificing the look of the space, but taking these steps will ensure that you children will be safe whenever they enter the room.