Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns
(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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