Toilets can kill small children

Toilets are just like buckets -- it is incredibly easy for a small child to tip into a toilet and drown. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

    Toilets are often overlooked as a drowning hazard in the home. The typical scenario involves a child under 3-years-old falling headfirst into the toilet.
Avoiding this problem is as simple as keeping the toilet seat down and keeping the bathroom door closed.

Steps you can take

  • Keep the toilet seat down at all times

  • NEVER allow children to play in the bathroom

  • Keep the bathroom door closed at all times

  • Consider purchasing a toilet seat latch

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