Are Your Kids Safe From Scalding Injuries? Shocking Statistics Say NO

The majority of preventable burn injuries happen in the home. Are you doing enough to keep your children safe?

Here are some tips that will help make your home safer when it comes to scalding burns:

  • Use the back burners on the stove and make sure all handles are turned towards the wall
  • Get an oven door lock
  • Adjust your geyser to make sure the water is at 120F (there’s a dial on the hot water heater)
  • Dress children appropriately for really cold weather, to prevent frost bite
  • Teach kids not to reach for things on the counter or to turn on the faucets

Visit the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s website for more useful tips from the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP)

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Donna Palinhos

Donna Palinhos is a freelance writer and professional juggler of work, parenting two fabulous kids and living life with the most marvellous husband. Sometimes a ball drops, sometimes all the balls drop, but mostly they’re all in the air! My love for the written word has taken me on endless journeys, first as a journalist, eventually moving into public relations and then becoming immersed in the world of social media content writing and strategizing.

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