What Are Bottle Warmers Used for?Bottle warmer in Texas daycare that can cause serious burns to young children.

Bottle warmers are often necessary tools when caring for infants. They help heat milk and formula to an optimal and safe temperature so that babies will take the bottle and continue to stay fed.

The process of heating milk in a bottle warmer requires indirect heat to the bottle—and usually, that requires pouring water into the heating portion of the device. This water helps heat the milk or formula evenly while preserving its nutritional value. Our Texas child injury attorney dives deeper into what can happen when negligence is involved.

Why Do Texas Daycares Need Bottle Warmers?

Many parents place their infants in daycare. That means that caregivers will likely use bottle warmers to heat up milk and formula for babies. It is essential to the safety of children that daycares know how to properly store bottle warmers to ensure children do not get hurt by them.

How Should Bottle Warmers Be Stored in Texas Daycares?

Bottle warmers pose serious risks to babies when not properly stored out of reach of children. To properly store bottle warmers, daycares must ensure that:

We have found that serious bottle warmer burns happen when cords are accessible to kids. A child might pull the cord, and the bottle warmer filled with boiling hot water may fall on them.

Injuries a Child Experiences from a Bottle Warmer Burn at Texas Daycares

Burns can be devastatingly painful and dangerous to young children. If hot water from a bottle warmer falls onto a child, they may suffer from physical injuries like:

  • First, second, or third-degree burns
  • Painful blisters and peeling skin
  • Loss of limbs
  • Muscle or tissue damage
  • Extreme pain and discomfort
  • Shock
  • And even death

Additionally, children who are burned by bottle warmers in daycare may also suffer from psychological injuries like:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Other forms of emotional trauma
  • Regressive behaviors
  • Nightmares

Something as simple as properly storing bottle warmers can save a child from suffering from these horrifying injuries. Daycares must ensure that they do everything they can to prevent young children from being severely injured, including properly child-proofing their space and supervising the children in their care.

Steps to Take if Your Child Was Injured in a Bottle Warmer Incident in Daycare

Unfortunately, daycares often overlook safety procedures. We see daycares cut corners repeatedly to save time and money, often at a child’s expense.

If your child was injured because of an improperly stored bottle warmer at daycare, you need to:

  1. Get immediate medical attention for your child. A severe burn will likely mean a trip to the emergency room and continued care throughout the healing process.
  2. Get an incident report from the daycare. Make sure that the incident is recorded and that you have a copy of the report.
  3. Report the incident to the state. If you live in Texas, you’ll report to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, which, together with the Texas Health and Human Services, oversees daycare licensing in the state.
  4. Contact a Daycare Injury Attorney. Daycare injury attorneys, like our team at The Button Law Firm, have experience handling cases involving bottle warmer burns at daycares in Dallas, Houston, Midland, and across the country. It is important to have a knowledgeable team that knows what to do in these often-complicated cases.

Bottle warmer burn cases are 100% preventable. If your child does experience one, it’s important that you hold the daycare accountable, get justice for your child, and ensure this type of preventable injury does not happen to another child again.

Contact The Button Law Firm After a Bottle Warmer Burn Injury Happens at Daycare

Our team of experienced and compassionate daycare bottle warmer burn injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm is dedicated to advocating for you and your family if your child experiences a burn injury from a bottle warmer while in the care of a Texas daycare facility. With lawyers in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to listen, fight for your family, and help your family move forward. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409, email us at [email protected], or fill out a contact form for a free case evaluation.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.