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Safe bathing of children in the bathtub.
Safe bathing of children in the bathtub
Some kids love splashing around in the tub, while others start crying at the very sight of a full bathtub. Daily bathing doesn’t have to become a nightmare for the child or the parents.
Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when bathing your child:
- Be sure to place a non-slip rubber mat on the bottom of your tub. Some are afraid to do this because of the low-quality coating on the surface of their bathtub. Frequent usage of these mats can cause the previously restored bathtub surface to start peeling. With the help of “Eco Tub Restoration”, you won’t have this problem. We use only high-quality, high-strength materials. You can safely use rubber mats in your bathtub without the risk of damaging the new surface. Your family’s safety is very important.
- Install a soft silicone cover on the faucet to prevent your child from accidentally hitting their head. Just search for “Faucet covers”, and you will see a wide variety of options. Faucet covers come in many different child-friendly shapes and sizes.
- Never leave a child unattended while bathing, not even “just for a second”. Children can drown in a short amount of time. It could take just one inch of water. If a phone rings or someone knocks on the door, ignore it. If the child is old enough to sit up, then they are old enough to attempt to climb out of the tub, which can lead to them slipping and falling.
- Consider using “Tear Free” children’s shampoo. Children don’t like washing their hair because the foam gets into their eyes and burns. It can cause discomfort and irritation to the eyes. There is a large selection of shampoos for children that are gentle on the eyes.
- The temperature of the water in the bathtub should be just slightly above 100 degrees F to avoid chills or scalding. If you don’t have a bath thermometer, use your elbow to test the water. When you put the elbow in the water, it should be warm, not hot.
- Prepare everything in advance so that you can remain next to your child - that includes the towel, body and face wash, clean diapers, and clean clothes.