Safer Bathing for Disabled Children

If your child has special needs because of a physical disability, using the toilet can be a difficult experience for the child and caregiver. Renovating a bathroom for the disabled can be a very expensive proposition, but fortunately, there are now many products on the market that can help children and caregivers use the bathroom on a daily basis.

Bathroom floors can be slippery, especially when wet. A non-slip floor can be installed in any disabled bathrooms, but if that option is too expensive, a non-slip floor can be placed on top of the existing floor.

Handrails can be placed throughout the bathroom to provide extra support for a child who is not confident walking or to give an adult something to catch while holding the child in the bathroom and trying to avoid slipping. 

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The toilet seat extension can be attached to an existing toilet so a child with a disability can sit in a higher seat. This device can be useful because the caregiver does not have to bend over to place the child in the toilet.

The shower bench can be used in most showers. A shower bench is a stool or bench that provides a safe seat for children with disabilities when bathing.

A tub lift can be especially useful for children with disabilities as it helps a child wash in a standard tub. Ergonomic design eases the caregiver's back when entering and leaving the tub. A shower chair/stool with a function similar to a wheelchair can allow children with disabilities to use all sanitation facilities safely.