Our cup of tea or coffee might be the little relief that helps us get through our days at the moment. But hot drinks pose a serious danger to little hands that can grab when our backs are turned. 

The same goes for hot pans in the endless round of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not to mention bath water scalds when we’re distracted and forgetful.

For parents under pressure, preventing serious burns at home in lockdown can seem like too much to think about. 

But with these simple tips parents can feel like they are winning against burns, even when they’re feeling burnt out. Please read and share as widely as you can.

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Anyone looking after children 24/7 right now deserves all the tea or coffee they can drink. Just remember to put your cuppa down in a safe spot out of reach of little hands that can grab as soon as your back is turned. You’ll be winning against hot drink burns.

#childsafetyweek #SafetyMakesSense

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner, repeat … sound like your life at the moment? When you’re exhausted it’s easy to get distracted, so use the back rings of the cooker and turn pan handles in. It keeps danger out of reach of little hands that grab.

#childsafetyweek #SafetyMakesSense

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An easy win to avoid horrendous bath water scalds … get in the habit of putting the cold in first and top up with hot. You’ll be saving your child from the risk of falling or climbing into a boiling bath.

#childsafetyweek #SafetyMakesSense

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