A bathroom is a place where the child may enjoy while taking a bath. It is also a place where the child may be at the risk of injury. This risk can be minimized by properly organizing and cleaning the child's bathroom.
Let us understand the need to organize and clean the child's bathroom. Let us also look at the steps to clean and prepare the bathroom and some devices you can get installed.
Wet flooring in a bathroom increases the risk of fall for a child.
A cluttered bathroom is difficult to use. Loose and improperly placed bathroom fittings can also cause injury to the child.
A dirty bathroom is home to several kinds of germs, which can cause infections and diseases to the child. Therefore, it is important to keep a child's bathroom clean and well organized.
To clean a bathroom, you will require long-handled mop and brushes, cleaners and disinfectants, and deodorants. Make sure these supplies are always available in the house.
Discard all empty bottles and wrappers. It is a good idea to keep a dustbin in the bathroom and empty it every day.
Every day, remove all soiled clothes from the bathroom and put them in the laundry.
Once a week, clean the wall tiles, bathroom fittings, and the ceiling of the bathroom. Wear gloves to protect your hands while cleaning.
Clean the bathroom floor, sink, bathtub, and commode every day. Use appropriate cleaners and disinfectants, as per the instructions on the bottles.
After cleaning the bathroom, turn on the exhaust fan and dry the bathroom floor completely.
Wipe clean the sink, bathtub, and the toilet seat.
Spray or keep a cake of a mild deodorant in the bathroom to keep it smelling fresh.
Apart from keeping the bathroom clean, you must keep it organized. Remove all unnecessary objects like extra buckets, mops, and wipers from the bathroom.
Keep the bathroom area well lit.
Replenish supplies like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, and fresh towels in the bathroom. Make sure the towels and bathing supplies are kept within easy reach of the child.
Store bath toys in a mesh bag so that they get dried properly after use.
Encourage the child or a family member to get some devices installed in the bathroom for the child's safety. Such devices include grab bars that the child can use for support while using the bathroom.
Anti-skid mats greatly reduce the risk of fall for the child. Place these mats in the bathing area and at the entrance of the bathroom.
With proper care and maintenance, you can make the bathroom a safe place for the child under your care.