Fire and Burn Dangers

Fire and Burn Dangers

Child Safety Part III

Something you should take the precaution of within your household is hot places, such as the stove. Installing smoke alarms is a good defense for your child. Make sure no outlets are congested and follow all safety guidelines in reference to outlets. You should create barriers around hazardous areas, such as the stove or fireplace. Keep your water heater at a safe setting of about 120 degrees and always check the temperature of your child’s bath water. Evade using the microwave to heat up baby formula, because it is harder to control the temperature. You should never have or carry anything hot around your child. Keep hot food or pots out of reach and try to use only the back burners of the stove. When cooking in the oven, stay with your child or the oven to ensure your child does not open it. Do not allow your child to be around the stove at any time. You can invest in protective equipment to keep your child from turning the stove or oven on. Only allow your child to use the microwave when he or she is capable of understanding its dangers and operating it safely and correctly. Your child should be aware that they can be burned by the steam. Be sure to keep all matches, lighters, and any flammable items away from your children. Teach your children the dangers of fire and other flammable objects, such as fireworks, and do not allow your child to play with them. Learn more about child safety and protection in the training course IPC Early Childhood Care - Level 2 offered by AIM Middle East Consulting at KnowledgeKafe.com
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By Jessica Bates