Before you begin, have all supplies within
arm's reach and in front of you.
Do not leave a baby unattended for
even a second. Baby bath seats and baby bathtubs are
not a substitute for supervision. They are only bath aids,
not safety devices. Follow all manufacturer's labels and
If you need to leave the bathroom, take
the baby with you. Do not rely on older children/siblings to
watch the baby for you.
If the phone rings, let the machine get
it, or bring a cordless phone into the bathroom with you.
Check that the hot water heater is not set
any higher than 120°.
Never leave a child unattended while
filling the bathtub and always empty bath water immediately
Fill bath with no more than two inches of
warm water. Test temperature with your elbow or a
thermometer. Temperature should be between 90 and 100° Fahrenheit.
Consider placing a latch on the bathroom
door to keep children out of the bathroom when unsupervised.
Do not use a baby bath seat in a tub with
a textured or non-skid bottom. The suction cups may not
stick to the bathtub. If the seat moves or tips while your
child is in it, stop using it.
Keep toilet lid down to prevent access to
the water. Consider using a toilet seat lock to prevent
children from opening the lid.