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Baby Immediately Screams After Being Sprayed With Garden Hose - Mother Realizes Her Horrible Mistake

A Phoenix-area mom wants to warn other parents after she accidentally sprayed her infant with hot water from the garden hose, leading to serious burns across almost a third of the nine-month-old’s body.

"It’s heartbreaking," Dominique Woodger said sadly. "All of it was peeling. He had blisters all over the right side."

A new mom, Woodger was getting ready to fill up a baby pool with water, as she had done several times in the past. 

But when she turned the water on for the garden hose, very hot water jetted from the sprinkler head connected to the hose, splashing the baby who was lying on the ground nearby.

"I thought he was crying because he was mad, because he hates when he gets sprayed in the face. I didn't think that it was burning him," Woodger explained how the accident happened.

Phoenix firefighters say they see these kind of burns often in the summertime. If it's 110 degrees outside, the water sitting in a hose under the sun could be a scalding 150 degrees, notes Capt. Larry Subervi.

Of interest, the most common contact burn firefighters usually run into is from foolish people walking on hot pavement.

Woodger wants everyone to know that her baby is going to be fine, but she hopes to help other parents avoid this painful situation.

"Just be careful. Just touch it (the water) before you spray-- before you let your kids near it," she says, wiping away tears from her eyes.

Source: ABC15
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