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You don't want too low a temperature due to the possibility of legionnaires' disease. However, the hotter the water, the more quickly a burn will occur. Notably, children don't have quick reaction times to pain - they don't always jerk their hands away reflexively from a heat source. It can take less than 3 seconds to sustain a 3rd degree burn from 145F ...


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Our boiler certainly has a dial for the water temperature, but it's not in °C, nor °F, nor even Kelvin, but rather a mysterious one to ten scale. Who knows what that means?! A quick thermometer under the kitchen tap reveals it to be around 60°C or so, though the bathroom is closer to the boiler than the kitchen is, so it may be hotter there. This could ...


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US CDC recommends 120F, which is 48.8 C http://www.cdc.gov/safechild/Burns/ Hotter temperatures are not much use for killing bacteria. Bacteria are dealt with by mechanical action or bactericides, not hot water. Warmer water might help with removal of dirt. Don't forget that hot water (and soap) can damage skin and that's likely to cause conditions where ...


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48-50C (118-120F) should be fine as a max temperature, according to Baby Center. As a rule, you should always test the water on a sensitive part of your body, such as the inside of your wrist or elbow. The linked article mentions that babies generally like it cooler, but your experience may vary. My son actually preferred it warmer even when he was a young ...


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I believe what you are asking about is water intoxication. To answer your question simply, yes, too much water, especially in a very short amount of time, can lower sodium levels for an 11 month old, an 11 year old, or pretty much anyone at any age. Babies younger than 6 months and athletes are the most vulnerable. Symptoms of water intoxication are (to ...


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First off, everything has bacteria. It's pretty impossible to remove all bacteria unless you work in a highly sterilized environment. In this case, however, bottled water is mass-filtered and mass-bottled in bottling plants that undoubtedly contain bacteria. No, you don't need to boil bottled water. Boiling water is necessary when you don't know the source ...


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I don't imagine you need to boil any water before giving to a normal 8 month old; by six months the baby's immune system is functioning very well. I can't say I've ever boiled water before giving to a child, though we didn't ever give water under six months. However, bottled water unless 'distilled' can and does contain some bacteria. For example, this ...


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I have dealt with this fear as a babysitter and this always works. Kids never cry when I wash their hair. First get or make some bath puppets. Puppets make a great distraction and kids would rather have the puppets washing a rinsing their hair. Buy a unbreakable mirror. At lunch or anytime way before bathtime show your son the puppets have them talk to him ...



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