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:
- Examine the burn.
- Cool the affected area under cold running water for at least ten minutes.
- Cover the injury with a sterile dressing or cling film.
- 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.