Bath Safety Tips

Many adults, children, and seniors take a bath every day. The moisture and water from a bath can create a dangerous situation for adults and children. You should consider several bath safety tips that can prevent injuries.
Use Mats, Rugs, and Grab Bars
Use mats and rugs on the floors in your bathroom. Place a non-slip mat inside of the actual tub. Place a mat or rug just outside of the tub and on slick surfaces. Consider installing grab bars both inside and outside of the tub. These items will all help to protect adults and children from slipping and falling while taking a bath.
Turn Off the Water Before Getting In
Something to be aware of is the fact that the water coming out of a faucet while filling a bathtub can change temperature at any time. It could become hot or cold even if you do not touch the knobs controlling the temperature. This is why it is important to turn off the water before getting into a bathtub. Check the temperature before you or your child get into the water. This will prevent scalding and burning.
Always Supervise Children
You should supervise children taking a bath at all times. The reality is that it takes only a couple of inches of water for a child to drown. Your children could even take risky actions while playing or exploring the tub during a bath. You want to watch your child every moment during bath time. Do not turn around or leave the room, even for a few seconds.
Keep the Floor Clean and Open
A final tip is to keep the floor clean and open. Even small things, like toys or a dropped washcloth, can become major hazards that lead to falls and injuries. You want to keep the floor of your bathroom clean, from the tub all the way to the door. Pick up anything that drops immediately. This will keep you safe while getting in and out of a bathtub.
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