Beware of falls in the bath
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 11:33
A recent study by the Children's Hospital in Colombus found that drowning and burning are not the most common bath accidents.
In the United States an average of 120 visits a day to emergency rooms are due to falls in the bath. Lacerations to the face are the most common injuries.
Here are some recommendations to take while bathing your child:
- Never leave a child alone in the bath, even if it's for one minute.
- Install a slip-resistant mat in and outside of the bath.
- Make sure there are no sharp edges and objects around the bath.
- Sit your child with his/her back to the faucet.