Keep Your Child Safe from Hidden Dangers: A Room-by-Room Guide
In the Bathroom
- Set your home’s water heater to 120 degrees to reduce the risk of burns.
- Install toilet seat locks to prevent drowning.
- Place all medications out of your child’s reach.
- Put safety latches on drawers and cabinets. Although the items in the drawers may not be harmful, toddlers can use the drawers to climb onto countertops.
Top Hidden Danger: Poisoning from bathroom cleaners. Even if cleaning bottle sprayers are in the off position, toddlers may put the sprayers in their mouths and lick excess liquid. Many cleaners contain hazardous substances; consider purchasing organic, non-hazardous cleaners, available at health food stores and larger supermarkets.
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