Ideas for Creating a Kid Friendly Bathroom

Ideas for Creating a Kid Friendly Bathroom
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    When you have children in your home, having a kid-friendly bathroom makes bath time and hygiene much more fun and easier for kids to do.

    In addition to creating a kid-friendly bathroom theme, safety is another important consideration for children in the bathroom.


By Jared Holcomb

Creating a Kid-Friendly Bathroom Theme

Creating a theme for your child’s bathroom allows both of you to express your creativity and make this space enjoyable for and friendly to little ones. Bathroom decor is available in just about any theme you could think of, from mermaids to favorite fantasy characters and more. If you have more than one child, children of different genders or children of varying ages, you might consider an ageless theme such as an under-the-sea them that can grow with your children, one that appeals to a wide range of age groups. If your children are younger and have a favorite character, let them go with it and choose a shower curtain, toothbrush holder, soap dispenser and coordinating towels and rugs. Select a mildew-resistant, easy to clean interior paint and even some thematic artwork to bring the bathroom together.

Safety Measures

After the kitchen, the bathroom is the next most dangerous room in the home due to its access to water; cosmetics and hygiene items that may be toxic; medications; and cleaning chemicals used to sanitize the room. Children have a natural curiosity about these objects and parents need to ensure that they are protected from items that might cause harm. These steps will help you protect your children, keep them out of mischief and help keep your plumbing safe from your child’s exploratory activities.

Safety devices and other childproofing can coordinate with your child friendly bathroom’s theme yet still protect your children from harm. Consider these childproofing and safety items when putting your kids’ bathroom together:

1. Non-slip Bathmats — The pitter patter of little feet is a glorious sound, but not when the sound is that of your child slipping in the bathtub. Installing a non-slip bathmat keeps your kids safe while adding a decorative touch to the bath. These come in easy to adhere shapes of all sorts to coordinate with your bath’s theme.

2. Install Cabinet and Drawer Locks — Even if the drawers and cabinets in your child’s bathroom do not contain medications or other harmful or dangerous items, installing cabinet and drawer locks helps keep your children out of harm’s way and prevents them from causing mischief with the items that are stored in the drawers. Installing these devices takes just a few moments yet could save you a trip to the emergency room or a call to the plumber for emergency repairs.

3. Install Safety Plugs on Electrical Outlets — Do not leave anything plugged in to the outlet in your child’s bathroom, as items could fall into the bathtub or sink and cause electrocution. Install safety plugs on electrical outlets to prevent your child from inserting items or his fingers into the slots. You can find safety plugs at hardware stores, mass merchandisers and baby supply stores.

Author Information

Jarod Holcomb is a contributing writer for Reeves Family Plumbing in Dallas. This company provides a quality plumbing service to customers throughout the metroplex.

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