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How to Choose a Bathtub Faucet Cover

If you have a toddler, then you know that it is difficult to get them to sit still for more than a few minutes at a time. And in the bathtub, it is really easy for a child to get a head bump if they come into contact with the water faucet.

So many parents want to invest in a bathtub faucet cover in order to prevent accidents from happening. But it can be difficult to find the right one. So I wanted to give you a few features to look for when buying a bath faucet cover.

Puj SnugFirst of all keep in mind that most tub spout covers are a tight fit. So they work the best if they can be permanent. Once you put on a spout cover in most tubs, it is impossible to take a shower because the shower diverter is often covered up and not accessible. If you have a separate bath room from the kids, this will not be a problem. But if you don’t, you will need to find a faucet cover that is easily to remove and re-attach.  The concern with this though is that it could become loose over time and therefore not be as effective.

I did find one faucet protector that doesn’t block the shower diverter.  The Puj Snug – Ultra Soft Spout Cover fits most tub spouts and has a cut out for the shower diverter. This way your child is protected from bumps on the head and you can easily convert your bath to a shower.

Once you  decide if a faucet cover can work in your bath, then comes the fun! You want to choose a spout cover that is safe but also fun for the kids. There are many different kinds of spout covers that squirt water and make bath time fun for kids.

 

Shampoo Eye Shield

KAIR Air Cushioned Bath VisorThere is nothing worse then getting shampoo in your eyes. And if it hurts you, just imagine how badly soap or shampoo can hurt your child’s eyes.

Many parents buy shampoo eye shields to help protect their children’s eyes. A shampoo eye shield also known as a shampoo visor is a sort of hat you put on the child’s head. The top is open similar to a sun visor. This way you can easily pour water over your child’s head without the water getting in their eyes. When you use a shampoo visor, there is no worries of hurting your child by getting shampoo in their eyes.

I recommend bath visors to any parent who is concerned about getting shampoo into their child’s eyes. But also, visors are great for toddlers who are in that stage of wanting to do their own hair. With a bath visor, they can do it themselves and you can relax.

The only problem with many shampoo shields is that many shampoo shields leak. But there are a lot of really good ones on the market. It is important to read some of the reviews on the product but also check that you are buying a quality product that prevents leaking.

One of the shampoo eye shields that I recommend is the KAIR Air Cushioned Bath Visor because it is guaranteed to not leak.

The reason it works so well is because it has air cushioning around the seal so there isn’t any leakage.

This bath visor also comes in 3 pretty colors and they are one size fits all.

Air Cushioned Bath Visor Color: Blue

Bathtub Safety Tips

Bath time is a fun, yet hectic time of day for parents. And even though giving a bath to a small child seems like a simple task it is important to understand that it only takes a moment for an accident to happen. So I wanted to share with you some of the bathtub safety tips for keeping bath time safe.

Keep in mind it takes very little water for a person of any age to drown and it only takes a second for someone to slip and fall. So please don’t ever leave your baby or toddler alone in a bathtub for any reason. There have been so many serious accidents and deaths that have resulted when parents leave the child for just a second.

So make sure you have everything you need before starting the bath. Think about everything you will need (towel, soap, shampoo, toys) and have them redily available within reaching distance.

Make sure there are no chemicals (bottles of shampoo) that your child may try to drink. Children love to put thing in their mouth. So make sure you remove any chemicals from the bathtub. It is also a good idea to make sure all lids are screwed on tightly.

Make sure the water is warm but not to hot. You can test water by sticking your elbow in the tub. If it isn’t too hot for your elbow it should be fine. Children have sensitive skin and can easily get a minor burn.

Bathtubs are very slippery. And you and I both know that toddlers like to try and pull up on the side of the bath. So make sure you have a bath safety mat that will help prevent slipping.

Purchase a spout cover for your water spicket. This way if you child tries to stand up, you don’t need to worry so much about her hitting herself in the head.

For a child that has a hard time sitting up on their own, you can get a bath seat. This seat will give your child extra support. But again, it isn’t the same you you being there holder him or her. So don’t leaver their side.  A bath seat can also work for children to like to stand up in the tub. A seat with some toys to play with will discourage your toddler from trying to stand up and will keep her safe from falling.

I think the best way to keep your child sitting in the bath, is to give her a few bath toys to play with. This will make bath time fun and help keep her distracted.

For obvious reasons, make sure there isn’t any electrical appliances like curling irons near the bath tub.

Did I miss any important safety tips? Please share them in the comments area.

here are some bathtub safety products that every household needs.