January is National Bath Safety Month. Bath safety for kids and seniors is key.
Never leave children under 4 years old alone in the tub. Accidents can happen in an instant.
Always wait until the tub is finished filling before putting your child in because the temperature can change as it fills.
Beware of sharp edges, especially with kids. Use a rubber cover for the faucet and avoid hard bath toys.
Bathrooms are one of the places seniors suffer the worst falls. Prevent them with no-slip strips or mats in the bottom of your shower.
Install safety handles in the tub or shower and by the toilet to make getting up and down easier.
Keep a no-slip rug or bathmat beside the bathtub or shower to avoid falls.
Vision issues increase your fall risk, so make sure you have bright lighting that’s easy to reach.