Safe Tea Campaign
Hot drinks are the leading cause of children’s burns.
Thirty babies and toddlers go to hospital with a hot drink burn in the UK everyday, and only 1 in 4 of these children have received the correct first aid when they arrive at the Emergency Department. These injuries can be devastating for children and their families.
Remember to always practice SafeTea at home and when you visit families with young children. Ask others to do the same:
- Always keep hot drinks well out of children’s reach
- Never pass a hot drink over a child
- Don’t hold a baby and a hot drink at the same time
- Make a SafeTea zone: a safe place for hot drinks in your home, out of reach of small children
Ask family and friends if they would know the right first aid for a burn, and let them know how easy it is: Simply COOL, CALL, COVER
Take the SafeTea Pledge and encourage others to do the same!