Because of babies’ and children’s sensitive skin, they are especially susceptible to burns.

Burns can come from many sources. Scalds from steam, hot bath water, hot beverage spills, hot foods, cooking fluids, are the number one source. Other causes include flames or contact with hot objects such as a stove or fireplace; chemical burns from either swallowing or spilling on the skin — such as drain cleaner, batteries, or bleach; electrical burns from teething on cords or playing with electrical outlets; and, of course, overexposure to the sun, are all major sources of burns to guard against in children.