Bathtime is a fun and enjoyable time for babies, children, and their caregivers. However, parents and caregivers should be very aware of the risks of drowning. In this article, you will find tips for bathing your baby or toddler safely. Seats
Follow this safety checklist before bathing your baby or toddler:
Never leave babies or children alone in the bathtub.
Never let older children babysit or bathe younger children, as they may not realize the baby is in trouble.
Always inspect the infant carrier for worn or damaged parts before use
Do not use a baby bath seat that relies on suction cups in a bathtub with worn enamel or surfaces where the suction cups will not stick. Seats
The water level can only be poured on the baby by hand.
To make bathing easier, parents can use the baby bath seat. These are especially useful for caregivers with bad backs who find it painful to bend over to support a baby in the bath, or for caregivers who like to have both hands free to bathe their baby or toddler. Baby bath seats are plastic devices that support a baby or young person’s sitting position in a bathtub. Baby bath seats are bathing aids, not safety features.
A Guide to Baby Bath Seats
Adults should always stay within arm’s length of children in the bathtub. Here are some factors to consider when buying a baby bath seat:
The seat should have a T-bar or strap that extends between the baby’s legs.
Is the baby seat well made and does it meet the required safety regulations?
Does it fit a baby or child? Seats
Periodically check the product recall page to ensure it has not been recalled.
Some newer baby bath seat models have additional features you should consider before purchasing a seat. A chair that can safely move a child in and out of a bath with an ergonomic system that does not rely on the strength of the carer can be particularly helpful for carers with back problems or disabled babies or children. Before bathing a baby or toddler, remember to:
- Always supervise babies and toddlers when bathing
- Always have your child’s clothes and towels ready before bathing
- Ignore phone calls and doorbells
- If you have to leave the toilet, take your child with you.