Baby Health & First Aid

What To Do When a Baby Gets Burned

Burns and scalds to the skin can be distressing for children. If it happens to a child in your care it is important to stay calm and follow this procedure:

  1. Examine the burn.

  2. Cool the affected area under cold running water for at least ten minutes.

  3. Cover the injury with a sterile dressing or cling film.

  4. If the burn is severe call 999/112. If the casualty is a child or baby, you should seek medical advice no matter how small the burn appears to be.

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