The Centers for Disease Control reports that burns are the second leading cause of accidental death of young children in America. Some experts say it is the most devastating injury the body can survive. Dr. William Hardin, a burn specialist, says "scalds are the most common type of burn that we see in children, accounting for about 60% of the burns we see here." For new parents, it seems childproofing is never "done." Experts say that a good beginning is to keep cords of out reach, turn your hot water heater down to 120 degrees and turn handles of pots and pans on the stove back, so that kids can't accidentally knock them down.
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