Hot water is very dangerous. A child can get a severe burn after only a few seconds in hot water. Burns can be very painful, put your child in the hospital, or even cause death.
Hot water burns happen most often in the bathroom. An accidental fall into a tub of hot water can burn much of your child’s body. Babies and very young children are at the greatest risk because they are not able to get out of the water without help.
Here are some ways to make your home safer for your child:
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