Hot water bottles are a cheap and easy way to keep warm on cold winter nights. Snuggling in bed with a hot bottle at your feet or clutched to your belly is a wonderful way to sleep. But to avoid the danger of burns and scalds, it is essential to know how to fill hot water bottles safely.
I am horrified by the bad advice commonly given about how to fill hot water bottles. No wonder so many people are injured using hotties!
Here’s common mistakes to avoid when filling hot water bottles if you want to keep your family safe throughout winter. Plus my personal instructions and top tips on how to fill how water bottles safely.
If you follow my advice you’ll see how easy it is to avoid burns and scalds from hot water bottles. Whether you’re a long time or a first time hot water bottle user, here’s what you should know.
Accidental Burns from Hot Water Bottles
Every winter, hospitals are busy with burns victims – many of them resulting from accidents with hot water bottles.
- Spills when filling hot water bottles
- Scalds from hot water bottles exploding / leaking
- Burns from pressure or exposure to the heat in a hot water bottle for long periods
All these potential problems are avoidable.
You can reduce – and even eliminate – the danger of burns and scalds from hot water bottles. Plus when you fill hot water bottles the way I do, you’ll discover your hot water bottle becomes much more of a friend than its been in the past.