How can I prevent my children from scalding injuries

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To prevent scalds from hot liquids or foods:

  • turn the handles of all cooking pots away from the reach of children
  • keep hot foods and liquids in a safe place and out of children's reach
  • do not let children turn on the hot water tap in a bath or shower by themselves
  • keep the temperature of water heaters below a medium setting to prevent scalding if children turn on the hot water
  • teach children not to play rough around people with hot drinks or in the kitchen when meals are being prepared
  • never hold a child when having hot liquids or foods.