Keep Danger Out of Reach

Keep Danger Out of Reach

Children have a way of getting into everything, even household items that can be dangerous. In fact, 9 out of 10 poisonings occur in the home. Although you may be familiar with many of the items that are poisonous, there are many more that also need to be kept out of your child’s sight and reach. Here are a few tips to keep your kids safe:

  • Leave products in their original containers at all times so everyone knows what they are.

  • Keep all bottles and containers in sight while using products that are poisonous. If you can, try not to use them when children are around.

  • Install safety locks, latches and doorknob covers to keep children from opening drawers, cabinets, closets and doors to where poisonous products are stored. Don’t forget it’s not just the products inside your home but also those products in your garage or shed as well.

  • When poisonous products can’t be locked up, be sure to store them up and out of your child’s sight and reach.

  • Choose products with child-resistant packaging whenever possible.

  • Make sure to add the Poison Help Line to your contacts, 1-800-222-1222. It’s one number worth having on speed dial! Also make sure to keep the number in a common place, like the fridge door, so that caregivers can easily see it.

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