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dotjeanne

Sorry, I don't agree about single lever faucet for kids. We have one in our guest bathroom and our 5 and 7 year old grandkids have flipped it the wrong way and water got too hot. I always have to be sure I am in there with them to make sure the lever is in the right position so they won't get burned.

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P M

@PC, no need to lecture everyone on it. One easy safety fix for scalding is to get a thermostatic valve with a pre-set stop on it. I have one in my shower. Since it’s just a mixer, there is no reason you couldn’t have one plumbed to a tub spout.

I agree with @Muse on the rotating spout for central placement. That makes sense, just for freedom of movement for everyone. But maybe a little less than 180 degrees of swing? You wouldn’t want a naughty kid turning on the water when the spout is positioned outside of the tub.

@Comfy By Design, I don’t remember a lot of respect among my many siblings, when it came to bathing! More like a lot of troublemaking. I had to share my bath with my older sister when I was very small. She used to tease me and be a pain, as siblings are. So... I had a baby doll that came a bottle, and had a hole in the bottom so she could wet her diaper (totally weird toy to give a kid). One evening I had the doll in the tub with my sister and me, and my sister had an accident in the tub...and blamed it on the doll. ;-) Ah, family memories.

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K. Donovan

I hadn't expected my comment about the kids having their own bathroom to trigger a competition to see who had shared their parent's bathroom with the most siblings! My point was (since after all, this site is about home improvement) that we had turned extremely small spaces in two houses into rooms that have benefitted us and the kids . And happily we have managed to teach our kids respect for others despite them having their own bathroom.

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