Burns make up 10 percent of all injuries to kids that require a trip to the Emergency Room. “Burns cause few deaths, but it is a lifelong injury,” says Pam Fuselli from Safe Kids Canada. “They will always have a scar.”
Protect your children from getting scalded or burned with the following tips:
Set your hot water temperature at no more than 49 degrees Celsius.
Buy a shut-off system that attaches to your taps. It automatically turns off your water if the temperature is too high.
Use the back burner for cooking; if you must use the front burner, make sure all pot handles are turned backward.
Put a lid on your hot tea or coffee when carrying your children.
Make sure your kids stay far away from your gas fireplace. These can remain hot hours after they are turned off.