By Jack Smith, Owner of Infant House in Texas
Babies want to explore the whole world and it is our job, as parents, to keep them from unintentional injuries by baby proofing our homes. One of the often overlooked hazards in our homes is full of water – the toilet. To a baby, a toilet is a very entertaining device. Let’s face it, your toilet is a baby magnet and little explorers love to splash in water.
Infant House recommends all toilets be childproofed to prevent the following unintentional injuries:
Drowning: Your baby’s head is huge compared to the rest of his or her body which affects balance. When a toddler falls into a toilet head first, he cannot push himself back out.
Bacterial Poisoning: Your baby risks bacterial illness when his hands come into contact with toilet water.
Chemical Poisoning: We want to avoid children ingesting or touching toilet water that has a strong cleaner in it.
Need more reasons to baby proof your toilet?
By locking your toilets you prevent the flushing of valuables, the flushing of bulky items and the plumbing bills that will surely follow. Financially, you cannot get a plumber to visit your home for less than the cost of your toilet locks.
When you use toilet locks, you will have safety for baby and peace of mind for you.
About the Author:
Jack Smith is a child safety expert with Infant House, a baby proofing company serving the Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin Texas areas. He is the Daddy of boy/girl twins, a member of the International Association for Child Safety, contributing author of “Chaos 2 Calm the moms-of-multiples’ guide to an organized family” and inventor of the GlideLok – a childproof door latch sold worldwide.
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