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Nat'l Bath Safety Month Tips

Rub a Dub Dub! Our kid's bath time can be both relaxing and fun. But, during January - National Bath Safety Month, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that drowning is the LEADING cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 0-4. Many parents don't realize the risk that bath time holds for their little ones. Of the child drownings occurring in the house, nearly half of the children had been out of sight for less than five minutes prior to the incident. And, more than two-thirds drown in less than 2 inches of water. In addition to drowning, the bathtub holds many other risks to your children including extreme water temperatures and slipping/falling. Here are a few tips we've put together for our families:

  • ALWAYS have an adult within arms reach
  • Never leave another child to supervise
  • Learn CPR
  • Set your water heater to a maximum of 120' F
  • Wait until the tub is finished filling before putting your child in (temperatures can change)
  • Add anti-slip mats to the floor of the tub/shower


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