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Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns

Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns

01/30/12

(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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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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