Thursday, July 23, 2009

Be Careful During Bath Time!

More than 43,000 children are injured in slips and falls in bathtubs each year in the United States, according to the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
There are about 120 kids a day injured by slips and falls in bathtubs and showers…so how can you make sure your child doesn’t become a part of these staggering statistic? Check out these bath time safety tips from Pure and Honest Kids.

--- Use slip-resistant mats in and outside of bathtubs to prevent slips and falls.
--- Never leave a young child alone in the shower or bathtub.
--- Consider installing safety bars that children can hold onto as they enter and exit the bathtub.
--- Get rid of any sharp edges found in the tub (such as on a soap dish, etc.)
--- Cover the bath spout with a soft cover to prevent burns from hot water and injuries by bumping or falling into the spouts.
--- Keep all adult bathing items out of reach of little ones.
--- Clean up any spills or splashes on the floor before allowing your child to climb in or out of the bathtub to prevent slips.

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