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  • Burns for Parents

    Burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. Minor burns often can be safely treated at home, but more serious burns require medical care.

  • Dealing With Burns for Teens

    Some burns can be treated at home, but others need emergency medical care. Find out what to do by reading this printable instruction sheet.

  • Household Safety: Preventing Burns, Shocks, and Fires for Parents

    Burns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns - especially scalds from hot water and liquids - are some of the most common childhood accidents. Here's how to protect kids from burns.

  • First Aid: Burns for Parents

    Scald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common type of burn young kids get. Here's what to do if your child is burned.

  • Staph Infections for Parents

    When skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection. But good hygiene can prevent many staph infections. Learn more.

  • Water Safety for Parents

    Kids need constant supervision around water - whether the water is in a bathtub, pool, the sea, or a water park. Here's how to keep them safe.

  • Child Abuse for Parents

    Nearly a million children are abused each year in the United States alone. Learn how to spot the signs of child abuse.

  • Household Safety Checklists for Parents

    Young kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome for Teens

    Although toxic shock syndrome (TSS) can be serious, it's a very rare illness.



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