Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns01/30/12
(HealthDay News) -- Toddlerhood is a time of exploring,
adventure -- and accidents. Toddlers investigating their world can
run into hot water in more ways than one.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to protect
toddlers from burns:
- Keep your child out of the kitchen while you're cooking to
avoid hot water, grease or food spills.
- Don't allow your toddler to wander around rooms where there are
hot grills, heaters or anything else that he or she may grab.
- Never carry your child and hot food/drink at the same time, and
never leave hot drinks or food within your child's reach.
- Adjust your hot water heater so the water temperature doesn't
exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Install a working smoke detector on each story of your home,
especially near sleeping areas and the furnace.
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