Childproofing your Bathroom

When it comes to bathroom designing, homeowners are interested in expressing their individuality and sense of style. They consider and evaluate everything - the color of the walls, doors, mirrors, lights and even the most basic of accessories.

But are these the only things that we should consider in our bathroom?

Here at Wilcon, aside from the unique design, functionality and comfort, the safety of your family is our top priority.

As expected, a small children loves to wander around in every room of the house trying to discover new things.

Install a hook-and-eye lock high-up on the door and keep it latched when you're not using the bathroom.

Install toilet locks. These prevent young children from lifting the toilet lid.

Keep all medications including atacids, iron pills, cosmetics and mouthwash (which has more alcohol than wine does) - safely out-of-reach.

Don't keep anything plugged in near the bathtub water conducts electricity, so if a hairdryer falls in while you're giving your child a bath, it could electrocute you both.

Remove sharp utensils and appliances from the bathroom. Razors, scissors and blow dryers are better kept in an adults' bedroom of high-up in a linen closet well out of a child's reach.

See hot water heaters no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A lower temperature helps ensure safe bathing by reducing the chance of scalding (it takes just 3 seconds for a child to get burned).