Room-by-Room Safety Tips

Bathroom

  • To prevent scalding burns in the bathtub, make sure your water heater is set to 120 degrees.
  • Consider child-resistant "toilet locks" that secure the lid when the toilet's not in use.
  • Unplug all electric appliances, such as hair dryers, when you're not using them, and store them out of reach.
  • Place nonskid mats or rugs in the bathtub and on the floor to prevent falls.
  • Make sure everything in your medicine cabinet has a child-resistant cap. Store all medications in their original containers.
  • If the medicine cabinet is not out of your child's reach, install a child safety latch, or keep medicines in a new, locked tackle box.
  • Remember to supervise young children in the bathroom at all times.

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