Kids are curious and storing medications in your home can be a challenge. Protect your little explorer from the dangers of finding and ingesting medicine with these safety tips.
PUT MEDICINES UP AND AWAY AND OUT OF SIGHT.
Make sure that all medicines, including vitamins and adult medicines, are stored out of reach and out of sight of children.
CONSIDER PLACES WHERE KIDS GET INTO MEDICINE.
Kids get into medication in all sorts of places, like in purses and nightstands.
CONSIDER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NOT THINK ABOUT AS MEDICINES.
Most parents know to store medicine up and away – or at least the products they consider to be medicine. But they don't always think about products such as nappy rash remedies, eye drops or hand sanitizer, which may not seem like medicine but actually are.
BE ALERT TO VISITORS' MEDICINE.
Well-meaning visitors may not be thinking about the medicines they have brought with them in their belongings. When you have guests in your home, offer to put purses, bags and coats out of reach of children to protect their property from a curious child.