Water Safety

  • Always stay within touch supervision – keeping kids within an arm’s reach – when your children are around standing water at home. This includes buckets, bathtubs, toilets and spas.
  • Always supervise young children during bath time. Never allow older siblings to supervise children in or around standing water.
  • Baby bath seats are not a safety device and should never substitute for adult supervision.
  • Drain the bathtub immediately after using.
  • Do not store electrical appliances such as blow dryers and radios near sinks and tubs. Keep these out of children’s reach at all times.
  • Set your water heater at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below to reduce the risk of burns and scalds from hot tap water.
  • When bathing children, turn the cold water on first and then add warm water.
  • Keep bathroom doors closed and use door knob covers to prevent young children from accessing bathrooms.
  • Use toilet seat locks and keep toilet lids shut.
  • Be sure all buckets are emptied immediately after use and turned over with the opening face down.
  • Store large buckets out of children’s reach.

Source: www.safekids.org