- Always read the labels to find out what can be poisonous.
- Always keep medications away from toothpaste, soaps and other items you use daily.
- Never leave medications in your purse.
- Never leave medications in kitchen or bathroom or any other unlocked location.
- Never leave medications or other poisonous items in a location unattended.
- Never leave out loose pills.
- Always purchase child-resistant packaging.
Tips to administer medication
- Always read labels, follow directions and give to children based on weight and age.
- Always use the dispensers packaged with the children’s medications.
- Always avoid confusion by keeping medications in their original packages.
- Always tell grandparents and friends about avoiding medication poisoning when you visit their homes.
- Never call medications candy in front of children.
Non-medication poisoning tips
Always store products away from children in the original containers and keep in a locked cabinet. Lock up or move to high, out-of-sight and inaccessible places: insect killers, cleaning materials, shampoos, medicines, alcohol, aspirin, lighter fluid, cigarettes, matches, lighters and plastic bags. Always store bags away from children’s reach.
Items that can be poisonous:
- Cleaning products.
- Art supplies.