In the bathroom

These are some simple things you can do to keep children safe in the bathroom.


  • Set hot water systems so hot water is not hotter than 50C
  • Keep hazards like medications and razors out of reach
  • Don't keep electrical appliances in the bathroom
  • Use non-slip mats in the shower and bath
  • Never leave babies, infants and small children alone in the bath
  • Properly dispose of bandaids, bandages and needles


  • Wash hands after using the toilet and changing nappies
  • Wash toothbrushes in hot water and keep away from the toilet
  • Wash hands before giving someone medicine or first aid
  • Wash hands after contact with blood or bodily fluids, coughing or blowing your nose
  • Wear rubber gloves when dealing with bodily fluids, blood, faeces and vomit
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