By Lauren Monaghan
The statistic is pretty sobering: 26% of Aussie kids under four will experience a burn, scald, or fire-related injury. First aid training company First Aid For You has this advice for keeping your kid safe:
- Keep hot drinks away from the edge of the counter or table – it only takes a slight nudge for a scalding tea or coffee to fall.
- Keep handles of pots and pans away from the edge of the cooktop. Face them away from curious little hands.
- Place a cold, damp face washer or dishcloth over hot taps and spouts immediately after use.
- Teach your littlie the difference between hot and cold with picture books.
If your child does suffer a burn, don’t use ice. Use cool, slow-running water for 20 minutes. In the show is a good place to start.