Keep Your Baby Safe

Setting Your Water Heater Too High

Risk: A baby's thin skin makes her especially vulnerable to scalding. Excessively hot water from a faucet can give an infant third-degree burns within seconds.

Remedy: Because your baby (or an older sibling) could accidentally turn the hot spigot on full blast, dial down your water heater. The ideal setting: 120°F -- hot, but not enough to scald.

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