When decorating kids’ bathrooms, the focus is usually on style as well as design. As with their bedrooms, a kid’s bathroom should be a comfortable space for your children. We have pulled together a few tips to assist with the process of decorating kids bathrooms.
One of the biggest issues for children in bathrooms is access to various features. Bathroom counters, bathtubs and other accessories are usually placed out the child’s reach. If you would like to give your child some freedom to complete certain tasks in the bathroom independently, you will have to place items in the bathrooms to assist. A great example of this is the stepstool. Placing a step stool in front of the bathroom counter will give your child the freedom to wash their hands, brush their teeth and provide other personal grooming tasks independently.
Bathroom Vanity and Countertop
When children learn to walk, parents often fear bumps, bruises and other boo boos. At some point in their lives, most children have bumped their heads on the corner of a sharp table. Bathrooms are not exempt. Giving your child more access to independence in the bathroom leaves opportunity for more “boo boos”. A safety precaution for a kid’s bathroom is round countertops. A round bathroom vanity does not protrude out as a traditional bathroom vanity does. An added advantage to this safety precaution is the enhancement of the overall décor. Most round bathroom vanities are designed to be very stylish and appealing to modern and contemporary home décor.
Rugs and Rails
As your child gets older, bathing will be done in private. One huge safety issue in bathrooms for individuals of all ages is slipping and falling. In order to lessen the odds of your child falling in the bathroom, consider non slip rugs. In addition to rugs, safety rails are a wonderful feature for kid’s bathrooms. While many believe bathroom safety rails are intended for the elderly and/or disabled, these rails are actually great options for any bathroom especially that of a child.
If the idea of releasing your child to grooming independently, perhaps updating your bathroom for safety will provide a level of comfort. As parents, we will always worry about our children and the many possibilities. However, if there are options to provide a better or safer environment for our child, why avoid it? What are some other safety measures you have considered for your child’s bathroom?