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