Does your family spend most of its time in the kitchen?
It's the warm room in the house that brings friends and families together, but many hazards lurk for little ones.
Here's how to keep everyone safe from burns and scalds:
- Don’t carry or hold a child while cooking on the stove. Instead, move a high chair within reach or sight before you start. It's an easier and safer way to talk to your children so they know what’s going on — a great way to spend time together.
- With everything going on, we know the water heater is the last thing on your mind. But a small adjustment can give you one less thing to worry about. Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or the manufacturer’s recommended setting to prevent scalding from the sink, shower or bath.
- Kids love to reach, so use the back burner of your stove and turn pot handles away from the edge to prevent hot spills. Keep hot food away from the edge of your counters.
- Make a habit of placing matches, gasoline and lighters in a safe place, out of children’s reach. Avoid novelty lighters or lighters that look like toys.