Healthfinder has a good post up today about poison prevention for children. It's a good topic to review, so here's...
Healthfinder has a good post up today about poison prevention for children. It's a good topic to review, so here's a run-down of some of the tips... Parents and caregivers should:
- Install child-safety locks on any cabinets, drawers, and doors that the following items are stored behind: cleaning supplies, medicine (even children's meds), make-up, chemicals (like plant food), and any other poisons.
- Don't assume a child can't climb up to a cabinet - children are great climbers. Install locks even up high.
- Don't pour household cleaners or medicine into different containers. Original containers have useful info printed on them, like what to do if someone drinks the item.
- Talk to your children from a young age about asking before they eat or drink anything they find.
- Buy medication that has child-safe tampering lids.
- Make sure you know the national poison control number: (1-800-222-1222)
- If you forget the poison control number and your child ingests something icky, call 911.
- I'd personally add that you should child-proof even before your little one starts walking, kids surprise you.