If you're a parent who understands the basics of child proofing and you use any type of hot irons, styling tools or rollers, you already have probably figured out the dos and don'ts of protecting your children from burns.
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Even adults are not immune to hot iron and hot styling tool burns, but adults get burned more often when the irons accidentally brush against their skin while styling their hair.
It's actually a serious matter.
According to health experts, the number of cases of young children and babies receiving serious burns from heated hair styling instruments has skyrocketed by over 50% in the last ten years.
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Even more problematical is the technological advances made in the heated styling tool industry.
Unlike in the past, hot irons can heat up to 220 degrees or higher. Some irons will continue to remain extremely hot even when shut completely off for up to 10 minutes.
Unattended children or babies who are curious and grab unattended scorching hot irons can get serious burns and permanent scarring. It's important to keep in mind that the skins of babies and children can be much thinner than the skin of adults. In face, it can be as much as 15 times thinner than adults.
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It is important to remember to always keep a close eye on any of your hot styling tools ranging from curling and flat irons to hot rollers, combs, brushes and blow dryers. Keep any hot tools completely out of the access of your children.
Not only should you make sure they are completely turned off after use but lock them safely away when they are cool. Children like to imitate their parents and play pretend dress up. They may view hot irons as toys to play with or ways to satisfy their curiosity. Don't tempt them or give them the opportunity.
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Always using common sense with any type of hairstyling equipment with babies and children are around is always the very best bet to prevent any type of burns or other accidents.
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