Twenty years ago, in 2000, the average rate for Under Fives drowning was 12 children per year. Of these, there were an average of 8 (67%) who drowned around the home environment which includes baths, pools, buckets and other vessels. In 2019, this number is down to four with two of these around the home environment. Keep Reading
Bathmats stop your child from slipping in the bath.
They are available through a partnership between Water Safety New Zealand and Plunket where they are distributed at 6 month check.
If you cant get a bathmat through Plunket, you can get them at the local baby retailer or chain stores. They are an investment in your child's safety.