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2. Protect kids from bumps, bruises and burns.
Protecting children from bumping their heads in the bath is important. Instead of installing soap holders that protrude from the wall at the perfect height to knock your little one in the head, use fully recessed niches for soap, sponges and rubber duckies.
9. Choose hardware that's easy for little hands to operate.
Single-lever faucets are easier for little hands to work. Select pulls in sizes and shapes that are easy for tiny fingers to grip and operate. Smaller drawers and doors also are good for children, since they don't take as much strength to pull.
10. Select locking mechanisms with care.
Locking drawers or doors should be used for any cleaners or medicines that could pose a danger. Even better, store these things in another room accessible to adults only.
Speaking of locking, little ones have been known to lock themselves in by accident, so make sure the bathroom door can be unlocked from both sides or doesn't lock at all. And speaking of doors, lever-style handles are much easier for children than round door knobs. Heck, they're easier for everybody!