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Infant Bath Seats and Rings

Infant bath seats and rings have been related with many drowning deaths in young children. These products are NOT safety devices but often give parents and caregivers a false sense of security.

 

Safety Tips 

  • Always stay within arm’s sight and reach of children when in or around water.
  • Do NOT use infant bath seats or rings. If you have a bath seat or ring, throw it out (remove the suction cups and damage the plastic seat first, so that no one else may use the seat).
  • If you have to leave the room while bathing your baby, always take your baby with you.
 
baby in bath
 
  • Never leave your child in the care of an older sibling1
 
Date of creation: February 28, 2013
Last modified on: January 15, 2014
 

References

1Health Canada. (2013-10-11) Is Your Child Safe. Retrieved from
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/child-enfant/safe-securite-eng.php#a43