There are plenty of things that can go wrong when you have a baby in your life, and one of those is camping stove.
For some, camping stove may not seem like the most pressing problem to deal with.
However, for others, it is the one that could be the most dangerous.
The Canadian Association of Paediatricians and Child Health (CAPPHA) recently released a report that revealed that over two-thirds of the cases of camp-related hospitalizations for babies under the age of six are related to camping stove (as opposed to just walking in and out of the house).
Camp stove was identified as a significant risk factor in at least 6.8 per cent of all cases of infant camping, according to the report.
Camp stove is also a factor in more than 40 per cent more hospitalizations than just walking outside and back into the house, and almost 10 per cent higher than any other type of hospitalization for children under the ages of four.
“Camp stove is a very significant contributor to hospitalizations,” said Dr. Anne Bélanger, the medical director of the Centre for Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto.
“It is one of the most common factors.”
The problem is, there are many ways you can avoid camping stove problems.
While you can’t do anything to stop the spread of camp stove bacteria, there is a simple way to reduce your chances of getting it.
“The best way to avoid it is to wash your hands,” said Bélyange.
“We know that washing hands after eating can help reduce the risk of infection, but it is important to wash the hands frequently,” she added.
There are other ways you might avoid camp stove.
Make sure you wear gloves and masks when you cook or cook with camp fire.
You might want to take precautions when you are at home, especially if you have children, as the camp stove can contaminate your home with bacteria.
And it’s important to be vigilant about washing your hands after you use the toilet.
Bélinier said wash hands after every use of the toilet to keep the bacteria from going into your toilet.
“You don’t want to wash hands and not wash them,” she said.
“There’s nothing worse than to accidentally take something from a baby and have it spread to someone else.”
It’s also important to wear gloves when cooking or cooking with campfire, as camp fire bacteria can be found in the gloves.
Boudreau said if you are worried about your hands being contaminated, you can wash them with soap and water, or with a mild detergent.
You can also buy a scrub brush to wash hand sanitizer in.
“I have never seen a camp stove contamination in a scrubbed hand sanitiser,” said Shelly Boudrier, who runs a food business in Toronto.
But she added that while you might be able to use the scrub brush, you should wash hands with soap.
“If you use a scrubber, you have to scrub with a soap that has been disinfected before use,” she explained.
“So I have to be careful with scrubbing my hands.
It’s always better to wash with soap.”
If you’re worried about camping stove bacteria but don’t have the time or resources to wash or sanitize your hands, you may want to look into purchasing a disinfectant that is meant to be used for cooking and cooking with a camp fire, Boudrieres said.
In fact, there has been a resurgence of Camp Fire Products in recent years, as they have become more popular.
The product, called Camp Fire Safe, is a clear, white, plastic container that has a clear lid, and a metal top that is made of a soft, absorbent material.
It contains chlorine, and it has been approved for use in cooking with and cooking on a campfire.
“A lot of times, people get caught up in thinking that they can just get the chlorine out of there,” said Trish Boudreault, a spokesperson for Camp Fire.
“But the thing is, if you’ve got a camping stove you can make sure it’s sanitized, it’s cleaned out and that it’s in the right place, so it’s not coming into contact with the food that’s going into the food, the children that are cooking.”
Boudrault recommends that you take your hands out of your house while cooking and then use the disinfectant, but she also advises that you do not put camp fire soap on your hands.
“Always, wash your hand after cooking,” she advised.
“Wash your hands afterwards to prevent any bacteria from getting into your mouth.”