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Rubber Bath Mats
Is the mold/mildew that forms under bath mats dangerous to anyone other than those who might slip on it?
Yes: Could be problem with those who have mold allergy. ...Read more
With Supervision: Children need to be supervised at bathtime. Do not leave your child, or even turn away, to answer the door or phone. Do not make the water deep, or too hot. Avoid getting water in mouth or nose, as this may frighten your child. Avoid getting soap in the eyes as this is uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hot bath you sit in : It is a commerciallly prepared tub, it is shaped like a chair, in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only hips and bottom. It is used to relieve discomfort and pain due to lower part of body like hemorroids, anal fissures, rectal surgery, bladder prostate, vagina, uterine cramps, episiotomy and inflammatory bowel disease you can improvise it with filling the bath tub and sitting in it. ...Read more
Around 7-8 years: There is no perfectly safe age to take a bath alone in a tub, but kids under 4 yrs are at higher risk of drowning. Statistics from a few years ago show that 70-80 kids drown in bathtubs in the U.S. Each year. To be safest, wait until a child has good behavior, some common sense, plus the ability to easily get in and out of a full bathtub before thinking of leaving him alone. Otherwise, watch him! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer