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Burn Prevention Tips for Babysitters

Child care is an important job, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The following tips can keep everyone safe from burn injuries.

WHEN PREPARING MEALS:

  • NEVER leave hot drinks or food within the reach of small children.
  • NEVER allow children to stand on a chair at the stove.
  • NEVER use the microwave to warm baby bottles or food.
  • NEVER hold a baby while cooking or drinking hot liquids.
  • NEVER place a pot on the floor to cool.
  • ALWAYS turn pot handles away from edge and cook on the back burner.
  • If something on the stove catches fire, slide a lid on the pot to smother the flames.

IF YOU’RE BATHING CHILDREN:

  • Test the water temperature with your hand or a bath thermometer BEFORE bathing a child.
  • NEVER leave a small child alone in the tub

IF A FIRE BREAKS OUT:

  • STAY CALM. Get yourself and the children out of the house immediately, then call 911.

FIRST AID FOR MINOR BURNS:

  • Apply Cool water

Fire and Police: CALL 911

For more information, call our Consult-a-Nurse Hotline 24/7 at 1 (818) 676-4321