The statistics are in and it is estimated that every year 60,000 children in America are rushed to the emergency room after getting into medication. When children have access to medicines, it is an accident waiting to happen. It is a child’s instinct to put things in their mouth, and their natural curiosity kicks in.
With more medications than ever available in homes, it is important that families take the proper precautions to ensure that their child does not have access to these. Pill bottles are absentmindedly left on tables or the caregiver turns their back only for a moment with medicine within the child’s reach. It is not done intentionally, but with our fast-paced lifestyle, we easily forget to put them away.
Medicine should never be left out. Store your medicine in a safe and secure place out of sight and out of reach of children. Put coats, bags, purses containing medicine away, especially those of guests. Close child resistant caps. Avoid taking medicine in front of children because they like to imitate grownups.
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