January is coming to a close and we would be remiss not to share a few ways to keep your little ones happy and safe whilst splashing. Have fun in the tub throughout the year, but specifically during National Bath Safety Month, with these fun and easy tips:
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- Put away electronics. Keep hair dryers, curling irons and other electric items away from your bathtub.
- Check the water temperature. Bath water should be lukewarm (around 100 degrees Fahrenheit/37.7 degrees Celsius) for children. If the temperature is too hot or cold, Edwin will alert you through his temperature sensing app (coming soon!).
- Maintain appropriate water levels. Water levels should never be above 4 inches. Submerge Edwin in bath water and use his bill to measure depth! If Edwin can breathe when placed flat on the bottom of the tub, you’re in the clear.
- Buy a spout cover. Attach a spout cover to your faucet to prevent head bumps and injuries during bath time. Some even come with anti-scald devices that stop the flow of water when it gets too hot.
- Use a non-slip mat. Tubs are slippery, but with non-slip mats children can sit securely in the bath without tipping or falling over.
- Set water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit/48.8 degrees Celsius. The default setting on most household heaters is 140 degrees Fahrenheit/60 degrees Celsius. Reset yours to 120 to prevent third degree burns when accidentally turned on.