We’re going to break down the most common burns that happen to kids at daycare and what to do if your child sustained a burn injury. The number one cause of serious burns at daycare happens from bottle warmers. Daycares have safety rules in place to keep bottle warmers completely out of reach of kids, with no hanging cords.
The Most Common Types of Burns at Texas Daycares
If daycares aren’t careful and don’t properly store bottle warmers, scalding hot water can fall on children and cause devastating burns that leave permanent damage.
Other burns at daycare might include:
- chemical burns, which may be caused by chemicals like bleach, battery fluid, and other products.
- electrical burns, which can be caused when children stick a finger into an outlet or come into contact with an exposed electrical cord
- State regulations require that outlets are always covered and electrical cords are out of reach of children at all times.
- And hot objects – for example, daycares that have exposed metal or glass windows that become excessively hot during the summertime
How are Daycares Responsible for Keeping Kids Safe from Burns?
And parents - it’s important to note that these burns are 100% preventable. If a burn injury does happen to a young child, it is likely because the daycare cut corners and did not put safety first. If your child is the victim of a serious burn at daycare, reach out to our team first. It’s important to speak to a daycare burn injury attorney as soon as possible so that you can get your child the proper medical care and investigations can begin quickly.
What to Do if Your Child Suffered From a Serious Burn Injury at Daycare
If you’re ready to learn more about what to do after your child sustained an injury at daycare, be sure to download our free guide, 5 Steps to Take After a Daycare Injury; it’s linked here. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help you and your family get closure and keep moving forward.