Blog: The Dangers of Hot Liquids: How to Keep Children Safe This Winter

Written while working at the Institute for Childhood Preparedness

There’s nothing better than warming up with a hot cup of soup or cider when it gets cold outside. But, hot liquids can cause pediatric scald burns, with instant soups accounting for 1 in 5 pediatric scald burns every year. Seattle Children’s Hospital says, “Young children have thinner skin than older kids and adults, so they burn easier. Children ages 4 and under are at the most risk for scald burns because they like to explore and do not know what can hurt them.”

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Project Date: December 2019

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