Simple Steps to Safe Medicine Storage

Simple Steps to Safe Medicine Storage


Did you know? Nearly 60,000 young children or about 4 bus
loads per day end up in the ER every year because they got into medicine? It’s true. Poison Control centers get a call nearly every
minute about a child who got into medicine. A good way to help protect your kids is to
keep medicine stored out of reach and sight every time. What does that mean? Keeping medicine handy isn’t a safe option. Medicine should be stored in a cabinet or
drawer, above counter height, where a child can’t see it. Here are some other tips that can help keep
your children safe: Practice safe medicine storage as soon as your first child is born. Always keep medicine in it’s original, child-resistant
packaging. Store the Poison Help Number (1-800-222-1222) in your phone and post it at home. And, instead of leaving medicine out for convenience,
use reminder tools to help you remember doses Most importantly, keep medicine out of reach
and sight every time. To learn more, visit Safekids.org.

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  • OMGThatsKawaii Turtles says:

    my mom has always kept the medicine in a cabinet where my brother can’t reach. as i gat older, i knew not to take anything that was my moms. if she needed me to grab something, i was tall enough to reach it and knew not to take it. this is why child ibuprofen and cough syrup exists.

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