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When my oldest son, Terrell, was 2 years old, he was quite the little terror – I mean angel. Like many kids, he was super busy and got into everything. One day he gave me a scare when he climbed a stool by the counter in our kitchen and grabbed my mug of hot tea. I’m talking right out the kettle, super-hot tea.
I was so glad I noticed. If the tea had spilled on him, he could have suffered from a horrible burn.
Launched in Pune, the Safe Kids at Home program seeks to prevent and reduce burns and scald injuries among children.
How to Prevent Burns in the Kitchen
- Create a kid-free zone. Teach younger children to stay at least 3 feet away from your cooking space.
Congratulations on your new baby. You're going to be a great parent, and we'll be right here with you so you're not alone. September is Baby Safety Month so it’s a perfect time for these 5 safety tips.
Safe Kids at Home: Fire and Burn Prevention Program will reach more than 6,000 children in Kuala Lumpur
Home Safety curriculum, lesson plans, and activities for the classroom.
National Fire Prevention Week spans from October 6-12 this year. The theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” Every day, at least one child dies from a home fire and every hour about 14 children are injured from fires or burns.
As someone very familiar with kitchen fires (check out this blog), I am glad to see that the focus this year will be on kitchen safety. From experienced chefs to those of us who struggle making popcorn, it’s important to remember safety tips for in the kitchen.
Watch this video to learn what you need to know about burn prevention if you have a child with special needs.
Thursday was Safe Kids Day on Capitol Hill. We held a bipartisan event on September 20 to educate Senators, Members of Congress and their staff about the risks that kids face and the challenges parents have in preventing unintentional injury, the #1 killer of kids in America. The event was sponsored by Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).