We all hear about the great danger to our kids when it comes to burns – a screaming hot kettle or saucepan full of boiling liquid. But what is not so well known is that your child is more likely to receive a burn from a hair straightener or a treadmill!
If your child is ever burnt instantly cool the burn with gently flowing cold water for up to 20 minutes. If in doubt (especially if the burn is large) call an ambulance ‘000’.
And more importantly DO NOT put lotions, powders, butter, ice, garlic, toothpaste, hummus or egg whites on a burn!
Mary Dawes – Owner and Creator of FIRST AID FOR YOU. www.firstaidforyou.com.au Specialising in baby and child first aid. Mary has over ten years experience in First Aid training along with first hand knowledge the ‘real life’ dramas that can pop up when you have two very active little boys!