What to do When Your Child Get Burn
Little fingers want to touch everything, so you need to take extra precautions to keep your child from being burned:
- Keep your child in a safe place while you are cooking or ironing.
- Turn pot/pan handles inward on the stove.
- Never allow children to be unsupervised in the kitchen.
- Keep items such as matches, lighters, curling irons, candles, and hot foods and liquids out of a child's reach.
What to do if Your Child Gets Burned
No matter how careful and vigilant a parent may be, accidents sometimes happen. If your child gets burned, immediate action will soothe the pain and speed healing.
For first or second degree burns:
- Run cold water over the burn immediately (do not apply ice or butter).
- Cover the area with a clean bandage or cloth
- For a second degree burn, do not break a blister that may appear, and after pain has subsided, apply an antibacterial ointment to speed healing.
For more serious burns:
- See a healthcare professional immediately.
- Cover burn with a clean, dry cloth.
- Do not apply any ointments, ice, or butter.