Many near-drownings and drownings occur in the
bathtub. Children are easily burned by hot water. Prevent these bath related injuries by following these recommendations:1
Prevent slipping by installing non-slip strips or mats on the bottom of the bathtub. Always drain the water
from the tub right away after the bath.
Safe Kids Canada (2011). Make bath time a safe and happy experience for you and your child. Also available online: http://www.safekidscanada.ca/parents/safety-information/home-safety/bath-time/bath-time.aspx.
March 8, 2013
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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