Razors, scissors and nail clippers should be stored in a cabinet that is out of reach. Electric razors, curling irons and hair dryers should be unplugged in the bathroom. Any heating appliances can cause burns.
All medicine bottles and prescription drugs and cosmetics must be kept in a locked cupboard, or high up out of your child's reach. Mouthwash is high in alcohol and even shampoo and liquid soap must be kept out of reach. Vitamins and herbal supplements can be poisonous to children, due to their size and the fact that a child won't could easily overdose.
Avoid having any electrical appliances in your bathroom at all. Any socket outlets must conform to safety standards for bathrooms and should be fitted with earth-leakage protection, or be supplied from an isolated safety transformer. Do not use an extension cord in your bathroom that is plugged into a different room's socket outlet.
Prevent scalding by setting your hot water cylinder to a lower temperature: 48 degress Celsius is hot enough, but will not scald your child immediately if they run their hand under the tap. (The temperature for your hot water is generally located on the top of your hot water cylinder – you may need an electrician or other competent person to locate and adjust it, but it’s a quick job.)
Non-slip mats on the floor are important, as well as a non-slip bathmat for the floor of the bath. You can buy soft covers for taps. Scald protectors are also available for the hot water tap.
Never leave your child alone in the bath. Train your child to remain seated when bathing. The constant repetition needed to get your child to comply is worth the effort.