How can I prevent my children from burning injuries from fires or flames

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To prevent this kind of burn:

  • keep young children away from cooking fires, matches, paraffin lamps, candles and flammable liquids such as paraffin and kerosene
  • put stoves on a flat, raised surface out of the reach of children
  • if an open cooking fire is used, make it on a raised mound of clay, not directly on the ground. A barrier of mud, bamboo or other material or a playpen can also be used to keep young children out of reach of the cooking place.
  • do not leave small children alone near fires or to tend fires or cook
  • keep children away from heaters, hot irons and other hot appliances
  • never leave a child alone in a room with a candle or fire burning.