Canadian Institue of Child Health (CICH).

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Water Safety

How Can I Prevent Hot Tap Water Burns (Scalding)? Most hot water heaters are set at 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit). This is too hot! Your child's skin can burn in just one second at this temperature. Lower the temperature of your hot water heater...

Safety in the Home

How Can I Prevent Poisoning? Lots of ordinary things in our homes can poison a child. Medicines, vitamins, plants, cosmetics, home cleaning products, pesticides, paints and paint thinners, gasoline, antifreeze, alcohol and cigarettes can all cause poisoning. Medicine is the most common cause of poisoning in children....

Child Equipment & Toys

New toys and equipment such as cribs, strollers, car seats and high chairs must meet Canadian safety standards. Check the labels for safety information. Make sure second-hand toys and baby equipment meet safety standards, especially if they are old. Baby walkers with...