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Health Tip: Preventing Burns on Baby's Skin

Suggestions to keep your youngster safe

(HealthDay News) -- It's up to parents to protect their children from burn injuries.

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers these suggestions:

  • Make sure your child isn't too close when you are preparing hot foods or brewing hot liquids.
  • Avoid using a tablecloth, as a toddler could pull it and be burned by falling hot objects.
  • Don't heat infant formula in the microwave, as it may heat unevenly and burn baby.
  • For older children, check the temperature of microwaved foods to make sure they're not too hot.
  • Check the temperature of bath water before immersing your child. Set your water heater to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
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