Heating up for Safety!

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Although the weather is starting to heat up, a nice hot bath is a year round ritual in some households.  Bath time should be a fun time for tiny tots, but can quickly turn into a nightmare if the water is too hot.  Children have fragile skin and extra attention should be paid to the temperature of their bath water. 

Scalds are the leading cause of burn related injuries among children. Only three seconds of exposure to 140 degree water can cause a nasty third degree burn to your little one. To lower the risk of scalding, you should set your hot water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or less and always test the water before starting bath time fun!

A while back parents use to test bath water with the tip of their toe, but now there are items designed to test the waters for you during bath time!  The “White Hot” Duck Bath Toy is one item that will let you know if the water is to hot or just right.  The bottom of the rubber ducky reads HOT if the water is too hot and shows blue if the water is OK.  Safety is such fun; the ducky also serves as a bath time toy!  There are also baby bath tubs and bath mats that will let you know if baby’s bath water is safe before diving in. 

Do you have a water temperature tester?  Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kid’s safety. If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-761-7272 or www.lexleeskids.com.