December 15, 2009
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.