Bathroom safety with toddlers

Never leave your toddler alone in the bath. Drowning is quick and silent. If you do need to leave the bathroom, take your child with you.

Toddlers are starting to get around and explore their world. This means they need constant supervision to stay safe. It’s a good idea to toddler-proof your bathroom before bath time, so that all dangers are out of reach of little hands.

When giving your toddler a bath, check the water temperature before you put them in, it should be between 37-38°C.  Make sure any electrical appliances are switched off and out of reach, and medicines and cleaning products are kept up high.

Having a bath at the same time each day can help establish a routine and make your child feel safe. Having a routine to wind down the day can also help them settle before going to sleep.

Image Adult helping child wash their hands


Published — 30 August 2016 Last updated — 28 August 2018

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