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To prevent burns
- Turn your water heater's temperature down to 120°F (48.9°C) to help prevent burns from hot water.
- Keep hot liquids,
such as coffee, away from your baby.
- Do not heat formula or breast milk in the microwave. Hot spots in the liquid can burn your baby's mouth and throat.
- Keep pan handles on
the stove turned inward so your baby can't reach up and grab them.
- Use safety plugs or covers on all electrical outlets.
- Unplug household items—such as coffee pots, toasters, fans, and lamps—when they are not in use.
- Screen off fireplaces and other heat sources. Secure fireplace screens so your baby can't knock them over or get around them.
- Install smoke detectors in your home, and change the batteries at least once a year.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 22, 2013
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