The digesting of any poisonous substance can be very dangerous and where there are children around, precautions must be taken to prevent them from getting in contact with anything that can poison them.
Everyday items in your home, such as household cleaners and medicines, as well as pesticides can be poisonous to children.
Medication not intended for children can also be poisonous if taken and especially if taken in large doses. Active, curious children will often investigate and they love to put things in their mouths.
Thankfully, there are ways you can help poison-proof your home and protect the children you love.
Key Prevention Tips
Keep all chemicals, household cleaners, detergents properly locked away out of the reach of children.
Use safety caps where possible.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and again, use bottles with safety caps where possible.
If the medicine is for the child be sure to put it away out of his or her reach as soon as you are finished with it.
Safely dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs and over the counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements.
Some plants are also poisonous. Make sure you know your household plants and keep any danger away from children.
When going to the beach, remember that some trees such as the manchineel are poisonous. Do not let children touch these trees.