Originally Posted by watermama05
When you say to turn your water heater up, how high exactly do you mean? We normally keep ours at 120, and I told DH I thought we should turn it all the way up (150), and he got worried. He thinks that's too hot, and it's not safe to leave it that hot between now and the birth because that temp can burn someone too quickly (we have a 2.75 year old). Is 130 or 140 hot enough? What do most people do?
I turn my heater up to wash the diapers and have been known more than once to forget it's all the way up.
No one has ever been scalded here, though. DS doesn't want to play with the hot water and isn't really allowed to play in the sink without supervision anyway. As far as baths and showers go, we all adjust the temp as we go same as we do when the heater is set at a normal temp. Maybe it's just our water heater, but it takes it a long time to get to an unsafe scalding temperature. As long as you are at the faucet waiting for the heat, you should be fine. But, you might have a nicer & faster water heater than ours?