Without a doubt, children bring happiness and joy to our lives, however, as parents, it is our duty to keep our kids safe, and this includes safety within our own home.
Don’t overlook the bathroom when remodeling your home to make it more kid-friendly. The majority of bathrooms are designed with adults in mind. Unfortunately, the adult-sized restrooms make it difficult for small hands and bodies to use. Here are five essential features that will make your new bathroom more user-friendly for your child.
- Toilet and Urinal for Children
- Bathtub with Easy Access
- Faucets with Hands-Free Operation
- Water Warmer
- Textured Floor Covering
Young children may not always be able to use adult-sized toilets. Young children not only have difficulty climbing onto the taller toilets, but the flushing mechanisms can be difficult for their small hands to grasp. Potty chairs are a common method for teaching children how to use the toilet, but they are inefficient. That’s because an actual toilet has a different feel and sound.
Kid-friendly toilets also have self-closing lids that ensure a secure fit after each use as an added safety feature. Install a kid-friendly toilet in your child’s bathroom to help them gain independence and make potty training easier. If you have any young boys in your family, don’t forget to include a kid-size urinal.
Toilets aren’t the only bathroom fixture that children struggle with. Bathtubs can also be dangerous for young children. This is especially true when it comes to standard-sized bathtubs. Younger children may struggle to gain access due to the taller sides. This is where easy-access bathtubs come in.
Bath time is made easier for children with shallower tubs because they can easily climb in and out of the tub. Including safety grips on the sides ensures that your child can maintain a secure grip even if their little hands are wet. The smaller size will also give your child a greater sense of independence.
Faucets aren’t always easy for small hands to operate. Even with a step stool, young children may struggle to turn the water on and off. As a result, you should install hands-free faucets in your child’s new bathroom.
The hands-free design allows your child to turn on and off the water for themselves, making personal hygiene easier. Adding a faucet extender ensures that your child does not have to stretch to reach the flow of water.
Take precautions to avoid burns when designing your child’s bathroom. The majority of hot water burns occur in the bathroom. Your child should not be allowed to drink water that is hotter than 38 degrees Celsius. Unfortunately, you may not always be present to prevent burns when your child is learning to use the bathroom on their own.
That is why you should install a separate water heater in your child’s bathroom. The separate water heater allows you to set the temperature to a safe level for your child. As a result, no matter how far they turn the hot water faucet, they will always be safe from scalds. If you would rather not have a separate water heater, you can install anti-scald devices on the sink and bathtub.
Bathroom floors are another area where young children can be seriously injured. Slip and fall accidents are a real concern when it comes to young children. Include textured flooring in your design plans to make the bathroom a safer place for your young child. The textured design will keep your child’s feet secure even when the floor is wet.
If you plan to remodel your home, use the advice in this article to create a safe bathroom for your young child. Contact Top Tier Plumbing and Rooter. for more information on how to design a kid-friendly bathroom. We can handle all of your plumbing needs.