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Bathroom solutions Always keep electrical items away from the bath. Run cold water before hot to prevent scalding. Make sure that the lock on the bathroom door can be opened from the outside To prevent slipping, buy a rubber mat for your shower or bath. They’re not expensive and are one of the simplest ways of preventing accidents in the bathroom. 1 Safe haven MAKING YOUR BATHROOM DANGER FREE AND FIT FOR ELDERLY RELATIVES OR YOUNG CHILDREN IN YOUR HOME IS PARAMOUNT PREVENTING DANGER YOU MAY THINK that the assortment of hot appliances in a kitchen would make it the most hazardous room in the house. However, if you have very young or elderly people in your home, the bathroom can also present a danger. While special adaptions can be made to help keep the bathroom safe for all ages, there are simple changes that will help, too. And, it goes without saying that common sense goes a long way to keeping kids safe at bath time. ST YLISH LIVING It’s not just the elderly who may have difficulty getting in and out of the bath. Even in middle age we may feel those muscles creak occasionally! Grab bars on either side of the bath can make the process safer as can one set higher up on the wall. 2 3 A shower seat which attaches to the wall can be useful for elderly people who may find it difficult to stand while showering. These specially designed seats are non-slip and much safer than just placing a plastic chair into a shower, which can be disastrous. Bathroom taps come in all styles, shapes and sizes, but if elderly relatives are beginning to lose strength in their hands or suffer with arthritis, it’s sensible to install either large, easy to turn taps, or taps that you simply push to one side to turn on. Young children are as much at risk of accident in the bathroom as the elderly. Here are some points to bear in mind: ● Never leave your toddler or young child unattended in the bathroom. Hot water, cleaning uids, medicines, or a slippery oor can all be hazards if a child is left alone. ● Never ever leave your child alone in the bath, they could slip under the water. ● Always check the water temperature before your child gets into the bath. ● Keep all medicines and chemicals out of reach. Ideally, place a lock on the bathroom cabinet and keep all cleaning uids safely locked away, too. ● Ensure that your shower door is made from safety glass or heavy-duty plastic and that children know never to swing on it! 4 The bathroom floor can be the biggest hazard of all as it can become slippery when wet. To be really safe, put down a carpet that is water- and stain-resistant. If this is too costly an option or too much upheaval, make sure that you put down a rug with a rubber backing so that it doesn’t slide across the floor. 5 32

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - April 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
HELLO FROM LORRAINE
NOTEBOOK NEWS
ONE FOR THE DIARY
LITTLE BLACK BOOK
GOING STRONG
WIN BIG!
LORRAINE UNCUT
TOP HONOURS
FIT FOR A QUEEN
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
SEX LIVES
CAREER CORNER
MOTOR SKILLS
DRIVING MISS DAISY
RETIRE HAPPY
CURTAIN CALL
ON TREND TRAPPINGS
IT'S A WRAP
BAGS OF STYLE
STEP AHEAD
WEDDING BELLES
FROCK FRENZY
WHAT YOUR CLOTHES SAY
JEWELLERY BOX BOUNTY
WOMANLY WOES
A BUMP IN THE ROAD
LOVELY BONES
FANCY FOOTWORK
PROTECT YOUR PEEPERS
VITAMIN VITALS
LOOK TO THE STARS
BE WELL
A RACE AGAINST TIME
MANAGE YOUR MAN’S HEALTH
EXPERT OPINION
MEZZE MADE EASY
DIG IN!
METABOLISM EXPLAINED
HEALTHY HYDRATION
READY, STEADY, RUN
THE GYM-FREE WORKOUT
MIRACLE WORKERS
NAKED AMBITION
WHEN LESS IS MORE
HAIR HEROES
FOXY LOCKS FOR OVER 40S
ASK THE ADULTS
TRAVELLING TOTS
KIDS ON THE CATWALK
A HELPING HAND
WHY I BECAME A FOSTER PARENT
FUN HOUSE
PAMPER TIME
LIFE AT THE RSPCA
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
MINI MENAGERIE
ANIMAL INSURANCE
MUM'S THE WORD
EASY ON THE EYE
WEDDING BLISS
CREATE YOUR OWN
ONE MORE THING
COMING SOON
STOCKISTS
STYLISH LIVING SUPPLEMENT
SPRING HOME STYLE
GOT TO HAVE IT
HEART OF THE HOME
BEDROOM BLISS
LIVING IT UP
BOLD BATHROOM
SMALL CHANGE
DON'T SLIP UP
IMPROVE, DON'T MOVE
LET ME IN
WINDOW DRESSING
AL FRESCO DINING
DECK IT OUT
CLEVER CONSERVATORIES
GLAZE OVER
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT
HELLO FROM LORRAINE
TRAVEL NEWS AND VIEWS
WILD AND FREE
BRILLIANT BLIGHTY
ONE FINE DAY
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
ISLAND HOPPING
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
PARK LIFE
BEFORE YOU JET OFF
GLOBE TROTTER
JUST THE JOB SUPPLEMENT
LORRAINE'S WELCOME
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
GO GIRL
FIRST-CLASS EMPLOYER
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT
A RIGHT BALANCE
A WOMAN'S WORLD
BUILDING BEAUTIES
GET SWOTTING
BACK TO WORK
COUNT ON BANKING
BRIGHT SPARK
PLAYING HOUSE
PLACE YOUR BETS
SHOP AROUND

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