February 1-7 is National Burn Awareness Week. One of the more common burns is scalding, caused by hot water and steam. Scald burns can be worse than burns from fire. Specifically when it comes to children, extra caution should be taken around hot drinks and liquids. Children have thinner skin than adults, so they burn more easily.
More information on scalds from hot food and drinks can be found at preventchildinjury.org.