Health Tip: Prevent Bath Time Injuries

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(HealthDay News) -- To help keep bath time safe and fun for your baby, the American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions when it's time to rub-a-dub-dub:

  • Never leave the infant alone or with another child in the tub, not even for a second. A baby can drown in very little water.
  • Always check the water to make sure it's not too hot before you put your baby in the bath.
  • Set your water heater to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the temperature of the tap by holding a thermometer under the running water for three minutes.
  • Never store electrical appliances such as hair dryers or radios near the bath. When you aren't using them, they should be unplugged and kept away from the tub.

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