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Resources for Families

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but we also have online resources available to answer your questions and connect you with the information you need.

If you have questions for our Burn Team, email us at You can also reach us on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 202-476-5221; and on evenings, weekends and holidays call 202-476-5000 and ask for the pediatric surgical resident on-call.

Scald Burn Prevention

Did you know that scald burns are the number one cause of burn injury to children under the age of 4 and more than 24,000 children are burned by hot liquids each year? Learn more here.

Little girl wearing one of the Children's National pink sun protection shirts.

Sun Safety Tips

By minimizing your child's sun exposure and using sunscreen, you can prevent potential damage and scarring.

Preventing Burn Injuries in Your Home

Burns from hot liquid, chemicals or fires are the most common childhood accidents. From hot food left on the stove to scorching bath water, there are many potential hazards in every home.