As mums, we want our kids to be independent and learn to do things on their own, but when it comes to safety many of us would prefer to just do it for them – just in case!

 

However, as you won’t be around them all the time, it is important you teach your child to be able to use the bathroom on their own, particularly if they are about to head off to Montessori or big school.

 

In order to make the bathroom as safe as possible for your little one, take note of the following:

 

1. Give them a step

A step will give them the height they need to be able to reach the sink comfortably.  

 

2. Keep adult products up high

Make sure you keep your hairspray, make-up and deodorants up on a high shelf, out of the reach of tiny hands.

 

 

3. Give them their own space

The easiest way to keep your child out of products that aren't kid-friendly is to give them their own organised space; a jar with their own toothbrush or a low shelf for their face cloth will give them the sense of independence.

 

4. Choose the right taps and handles

There is not point allowing your child the freedom to use the bathroom if they can’t actually turn on the tap or open drawers.

 

5. Limit the hot water

It is too easy for kids to scald themselves on water that is too hot so limit the maximum temperature of your water.

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