Ask Nurit: Bathtime Safety

November 16, 2009 at 18:22 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Bathtime, Safety | 2 Comments
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Dear Nurit,

Bath time at my house is fun, noisy and hectic. All three of my young children ages 4-7 love getting wet and wild! Now that they’re older they no longer need to sit in an infant tub but I know there are still potential bathtime precautions that I should take to keep them safe and happy. What kinds of things can I do to make sure bath time is fun and ouch-free?

You’re absolutely right. While your children are no longer infants, there are steps that need to be taken to ensure everyone has a good, clean fun. Here are a few tips:

1. Have a bathmat inside of the tub and a soft bath rug with a non-slip base next to the tub to prevent slips.
2. Cover the spout with a sponge or specially designed soft cover to prevent accidents that occur from bumping in to them.
3. Keep all adult hygiene supplies out of reach and sight. This includes razors, curling irons, hair dryers, and anything else that could be a potential hazard.
4. To prevent scalding, set your hot water thermostat to between 100-125 degree Fahrenheit.
5. The water temperature in the bath should be between 90-100 degrees. Use a thermometer.
6. Never leave a child unattended in a bath.
7. Come to bathtime  prepared for serious fun! Have the toys ready, bring your cell phone, and make sure the stove is off so your full attention can be right there with your little swimmers.  And never leave a child unattended in the bath.

ALEX Duck Bath Thermometer: $4.49 USD

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Have a great time!
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  1. The part about never leaving a child unattended is vital. You’d be surprised how quickly a child can drown when left alone “just for a minute.”

    Don’t do it!

  2. these safety tips are spot on, though i think “never leave a child unattended in a bath” should be #1!! constant adult supervision is really the most important safety tip to remember.

    in our house, some of our favorite bathtoys are just tupperware containers – the kids like filling them with water of different temperatures and spilling them out.

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