Bathroom safety and pressure gates

Just as any other room, bathroom’s hold hidden dangers for small children too.

Start by setting the water heather temperature to a 125°F or less, to prevent accidental scalding when bathing a child or in the case he manages to turn the hot water on his own. During bath time never leave your baby alone in the tub and install tub spout pads and tub mats to reduce the risk of a child slipping and injuring their head.
We’ve said this time and time again, but babies are always on the lookout for toys or for things to put in their mouths, so be sure to remove soap chips, shampoo, razors and other products from the edge of the tub or within their reach. Collect all medicines including, but not limited to, prescription drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements, and place in a safe container on the top shelf of a closet or other area NOT accessible to children.
Same rule applies to hair dryers and curling irons. When not in use unplug them and store them away.
Other safety devices that could be put in place in the bathroom are toilet locks to reduce the risk of drowning, and, if already installed, the removal of automatic bowl cleaners.
Although safety measures have been put in place, it’s always best to prevent small children from accessing the room altogether if unattended. This can be done by making sure the door to this area remains locked at all times, or in alternative, by installing a self-closing auto lock pressure gate like the one pictured below.

Auto lock pressure gate

Self-closing auto lock pressure gate installed to keep toddler from accessing the bathroom

This baby gate’s door not only swings into both directions, but also has a hold open position, which allows the doorway to be kept open when the gate is not in use.

For more information regarding baby safety gates, door safety locks or toilet locks, please call 888.481.7233.