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75% of the time burn injuries in children can be prevented!

Your Child’s Safety Starts with You. Take a look at these tips:

  • Never leave a child unattended in the kitchen.
  • Place hot liquids and foods away from the edge.
  • Turn the pot handles away from the outer edge of the stove.
  • Use the back burners versus using the front.
  • Do NOT carry or hold your child while cooking, use a high chair.
  • Open microwaved containers slowly.
  • Know the temperature of the water heater, 120 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • Keep all chemicals in a safe and out of reach place.
  • Keep all electrical cords out of a child’s reach and outlets covered.
  • Check car seat for hot straps or buckles.
  • Candles are great but the open flame can burn. Place candles at least 12 inches from a child’s reaching distance

This information is originally from Safe Kids Worldwide and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

This post was put together by Safe Kids Georgia Intern, Shivani Patel.

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