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Babyproofing Your Home: Bathroom

Bath time is supposed to be fun, not dangerous. Start by making sure the temperature is just right and never take your hands off your baby in the tub. Follow these child safety tips to baby proof your bathroom and help keep your child safe when he’s taking a bath or just exploring the room.

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[MUSIC] Drowning is a leading cause of death among children. For infants under a year, it most commonly happens in the bathtub. Here are some things you can do to prevent this from ever happening to your baby. The most important thing you can do, is to always keep your hands on your baby. If you forget something or need to leave the bathroom, either let it wait or take your baby with you. To reduce the risk of other bathtub injuries, make sure to keep your baby as far away from the faucet as possible so she doesn't bump her head. Also, make sure the temperature on your water heater is set below 120 degrees to reduce the risk of burns. Another tip. When you're taking your baby out of the bathtub, make sure your hands are dry. Babies tend to get really slippery. Toilets can also be a risk of drowning for babies. So either install a toilet lock or put a lock on your door, so the baby can never come into the bathroom unattended. [MUSIC]