children and burns or
advice from the British Burn
Every year, 30,000 children go to
hospital with burns. What might be a
minor burn for an adult could
horrifically injure - or even kill - a
take these precautions
Keep hot drinks out of children's
Don't drink while holding your baby.
If you're passing someone a drink,
make sure a child isn't underneath.
Keep your kettle, and its cord, well
back from the worktop edge so that
children can't grab them.
Keep children away from the kitchen
For baby's bath, run the cold water
first, then add the hot. Mix well and
test the temperature with your elbow
before you put baby in.
Teach children about hot things.
run cold water over a burn
immediately, then get medical
help. Don't stop to remove