Common Poisons

The most commmon poisons for small children are Cosmetics, Cleaning Substances, Pain Medicine, Coins, Thermometers, Plants, Diaper Care products, Cough/Cold Medicines, Pesticides and Vitamins.

Inflatables at the beach

At the beach, if your child is using inflatables, make sure they are being supervised. The inflatable should also be secured to the shoreline, ideally held by an adult. Remember, an inflatable can be easily blown away from the shore even with a slight breeze.

preventing choking in babies

To prevent your baby from choking, cut her food into small bites. Don’t allow your baby to play with anything that may cover her face or is easy for her to swallow.

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Choking hazards

According to the Amer Academy of Pediatrics, 1 child dies every 5 days choking on foods like hotdogs, carrots, grapes & nuts.

Choking danger

Window blind cords should not have a loop. Cut any loop in two pieces and place them up high where children cannot get them.

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Crib dangers

Make sure the crib has no areas with gaps more than 2 inches so the child’s head cannot get stuck.

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Medicine as candy

Never refer to medicine as candy – you’re setting up a potentially dangerous confusion. Tell it like it is.

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Choking hazard

Children can choke on small things. If something is small enough to fit in a toilet paper tube, it is not safe for little children.

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Save “NO” for danger

Save ‘No’ For Red Flag Moments when safety or health is at risk, you want an immediate response, or your little one has really crossed the line. Saying NO too much will wear out its effectiveness.

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Poison control

Know to call 1-800-222-1222 if someone takes poison. This number will connect you to emergency help in your area. Keep the number by every phone.

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