Although the bathroom may look like a harmless area in your home to you and other adults, you should know that this space can present various dangers to your baby. Showers and bathtubs, sinks, electrical outlets and toilets can get the best of a curious baby, which can lead to accidents and other situations that no parent ever wants to think about.
However, there are some things you can do to baby-proof these spaces in your house and, luckily, doing so isn't very expensive or difficult.
1) Get rid of decorative items
Sure, that fragrant bar of soap and vase you have resting on the sink may be beautiful, but they can easily end up in the mouth of a toddler or all over the floor. After your son or daughter is out of the toddler phase, feel free to put those items back in your bathroom, but for now, leaving out anything that looks interesting to a baby is a bad idea.
2) Lock all cabinets
There is nothing more frightening than walking into your bathroom and finding your baby on the floor trying to open up a bottle of the cleaning solution you use to scrub away grime in your shower. Prevent this from happening by purchasing cabinet locks, also known as cabinet latches. Don't try to save money by buying the cheapest ones you can find. Little ones are smarter than you think and in their minds, where there's a will, there's a way.
Scrub-a-dub time can be dangerous if proper precautions aren't taken. When washing your child, there should always be a bath mat with a non-slip surface and spout cover, which can prevent bumped heads, present. If you want to be extra careful, try to look for a bath mat that has a heat indicator that can let you know whether the water is too hot for your lovebug.