• 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.
  • Cosmetics.
  • Plants.
  • Pesticides.
  • Art supplies.
  • Alcohol.
  • Bags.