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Prevention
Bath Safety

Bath Safety

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Supervision

Never ever leave your baby unattended.

  • Even with siblings.

  • Even if they are in a bath seat.

  • Even for a minute.

  • Even for a few seconds.

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Temperature

  • 2" of water is enough for their bathtime.

  • Test the temperature with your elbow and wrist.

  • When the water gets cold, end the bath.

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After Bath

  • Towel dry quickly to prevent loss of body heat.

  • Be sure to dry in skin creases.

  • Empty tub immediately.

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CPR & Safety

  • Learn infant CPR.

  • Close all toilet seats.

  • Keep the floor dry so you don't slip.

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Don't Forget

  • Drowning happens quickly & silently in as little as 1" of water and in seconds.

  • Gather everything you will need. (Soap, Washcloth, Towel, Diaper)

  • If you forget something, take the baby out of the tub & with you.

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Washing

  • Use a small amount of mild baby soap.

  • Avoid bubble baths.

  • Cradle baby's head with one arm & wash with the other.

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Bath Seats

  • Bath seats can help during bath time but they do not prevent drowning.

  • Use a hard plastic contoured tub with textured bottom or sling. (Or baby can be bathed in the sink)

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Swim On!

  • Help your baby enjoy bath time and have fun in the water!

  • When your baby turns 1 or starts crawling, consider swim lessons that teach floating on the back.

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