Scald Prevention

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Pediatric scalds is a burning issue that is preventable. Always test the water before placing your child in a bathtub and set your water heater to no higher than 120 degrees or just below the medium setting.

To learn more about preventing scalds, visit the American Burn Association’s website at

    • Set water heater temperature to no higher than 120 degrees
    • Check bathwater temperature, water should be warm not hot
    • Place your child facing away from the water faucet
    • Never leave your child unattended