Bathroom safety

Bathroom safety and pressure gates

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. This baby gate’s door not only swings into both directions, but also has a hold open position, […]

Baby Proofing a Home

Baby proofing a home Windows and stairs are the first things that come to mind when thinking of baby proofing a home, but they are not the only things you need to keep in check when you have a small child running around. The kitchen holds many hazards, as do bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms and laundry rooms. Although childproofing or safety devices never replace the supervision of a responsible adult, they do add a layer of protection to your family’s security. Easy to use child proof cabinet and drawer locks for example can help keep little hands away from cutlery in the kitchen, or medication in the bathroom. Just as safety straps for TV’s and furniture will avoid heavy, dangerous items falling on top of your child. Some of these safety devices may be found in stores, but you can never be sure of their quality, and their installations may be complicated and time consuming. Our products are certified, tested and professionaly installed. Don’t waste time, money and energy on low quality items that may pose more of a threat than a solution. Contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional for a complete walk-through of your home and for a detailed, itemized estimate of the amount of baby proofing best suited for your needs. Enjoy time with your child, and let us take care of your family’s safety. Call 888.481.7233

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