The Bathroom is a dangerous place

…as I’m sure you know.

Yesterday our son (age 5) fell as he climbed out the bath. He landed head first on the hard tiled floor, immediately next to the toilet.

I saw it all from the door way, you know how these things are in slow motion, but I was to far away to catch him.

He cried and screamed, “I need to go to hospital!”

I was so relieved, he was obviously OK.

There was no blood, so why did he think he needed the attention of A&E?

I am always telling him that bathrooms are dangerous, the floor gets slippery when wet and if he fell and banged his head on any of the hard surfaces he could die.

As he didn’t die, perhaps he will stop believing all my other warnings on subjects such as traffic and drowning.

My conclusion is that I now see there is good reason for all those fluffy bathroom accessories of olden times – like the toilet lid cover and the mat that sits around the toilet. They can help to soften the landing when you fall head first.

toilet mat

I’ve done a search but cannot find any toilet lid covers at all – aren’t they made any more, I am surprised.

I did find lots of links to those selling so called hygienic disposable paper seat covers, quite a different thing.

I also found a chocolate toiletchocolate toilet

which I thought I must share with you all!

Now, back to safety in the bathroom.

Why have we got hard, dangerous, slippy tiles? Well, they look really good; we have underfloor heating so they are warm under foot and water dries quickly; Mr Tara Plumbing chose them – it’s his fault.

I’d like to look into a bouncy rubber floor, as in the advert, you can watch it here if you are over 18:

Finally, a little secret. In our area of the world, at Westwood, Margate we now have a

Strangely, they must want to keep it a secret because it does not appear in the location by postcode finder on their website.

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