If you have a new baby on the way, you will probably be very busy trying to transform your home from an adult-only space into a family home. Make sure you don’t forget to look at your bathroom to see how you can make it child-friendly. It’s important that you make some small changes so that this busy room is safe for young children and babies. Not sure how to go from a relaxing adult space to a kid-friendly washroom? Here are some cool ideas.
Get More Storage Space
Once you have kids, you will start to amass so much stuff. Even if you think you already have all the clothes, blankets, and toiletries that your baby will need, you will find that you start to accumulate even more once they arrive. You’ll find that you can never have too many baby things! And these clothes and other useful things will need to be stored somewhere. If your child’s nursery isn’t so big, I recommend adding some more storage to your bathroom. These can be in the form of a couple of extra shelves or an extra closet. One thing is for sure, you will certainly be thankful for all this extra bathroom storage space!
Is It Safe?
There are lots of bathroom hazards that could pose a risk to children. For instance, bathtubs can quickly get very slippy, and your active toddler might end up slipping over in the bath. It’s a good idea to buy a plastic mat for in the tub so that your toddler can grip properly. You should also think about replacing any sharp-edged bath taps with some rounder ones. These won’t be quite as painful if your baby or toddler accidently bangs into them.
Water Resistance Is Important
Your child’s bathtimes will get very messy very quickly indeed! After all, they will splash around a lot, and all that water will get splashed all over the bathroom. So make sure that all the possible surfaces that could get wet are water resistant. It’s a good idea to seal walls and flooring so that there is no chance of any leaks occurring. Floor tiles are great at preventing water seeping through, but make sure you don’t choose glossy ones, as these can get very slippy and could be dangerous for your children to walk over.
Think About Accessibility
As soon as your children start to become independent, you should make sure that everything in the bathroom is easily accessible to them. Everything that they will need during bath time should be within easy reach. It’s not a good idea to place things too high, as they will only try and climb up to get something, which could prove dangerous. In fact, you might find it useful to keep all their toiletries separate in a special box on the floor. This will also make tidying up easier for them, which will make them a lot likelier to cooperate when things get too messy!
Have a very splashy bath time!