Bathing is a part of everyday life. However, children can be seriously injured in bathtubs and showers. Every year, more than 43,000 children receive emergency treatment for bathtub and shower related injuries. Many of these injuries can be prevented by following the safety tips below.
- Children younger than 5 years old should not be left unattended in the bathtub. They should not be in the bathroom alone if there is water in the bathtub.
- Never leave your child alone in the bathroom. Keep bathrooms closed when they are not being used. To prevent accidents in the bathroom.
- Empty the tub after bath and make sure the tub is empty before you leave the bathroom.