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Last night I shared a scary situation that’s changing the way I parent and ways we can improve our homes to make it safer for our children. Changes I most definitely will be implementing with my adventurous son.

Medicine Safety Tips for Families FI

It’s National Home Safety Month and I recruited my family to help me make a quick video to show important tips for keeping your kids safe from medicine in your home. Take a look and let me know what you think!

For more information on this important topic visit Up&Away.  Medicine Storage is so important!

Do you follow all of these tips in your home?

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Alice Anne says:

They make you know and follow guidelines for medication and dangerous chemicals and child protection locks/door knob covers/outlet covers – you name it! – when you adopt, so I feel like my place is overly safe. Lol. They should have you take classes when you give birth too, I think. In the hospital. Just short educational videos like the one you did could save lives (like something that teaches moms not to water down breast milk or formula… or not leave their kids in the car, etc.).

Oh my goodness seriously! Why don’t they make every parent take those courses? It’s so important! You get to be an extra-safe parent!

This is so important. My kids can climb on chairs now so it’s hard to put things out of reach, so you have to put them away.

Amen! My son seems to have stopped climbing on to the table from the chairs. Hopefully he doesn’t start up again.

Amanda says:

Wow, you know this is an area I’ve not been careful about at all. I’ve trusted the safety caps and left medicine easily reachable. I’ll be finding a new solution this afternoon. Scary!

I did that too!! I had no idea so many kids were hurt by this. Definitely has made me more careful now.

sacha says:

Wow….this is something that isnt talked about much and it happens so often loved the way u made the information so simple and precise.

Thanks mama! Glad you found it helpful!

This is so important. We have three boys and they are curious and active. Precaution precaution precaution!

I am BIG on this. All medicines are out of reach from my kids. My husband hung up cabinets that are up super high that my kids cannot get to even with a stool.

It’s so great that you’re making people aware of this. Medicines can be so dangerous to kids, and it’s important to keep them out of reach.

Dana says:

This is great article. I find this very hard and it is getting hard as my 3 year old is getting into places. I am very diligent in keeping things out of reach for her since she is so smart and does try to explore everything.

Rachee says:

My daughter is a teen but I still make sure to keep our medicine stored safely. These are good tips and this info is needed for all parents.

That’s a great infograph. I had no idea that 80% of ER visits were from children taking medications on their own. My daughter is crawling now, and I know we haven’t gotten everything out of her reach that we need to. This article is a good reminder to do that right away! Thanks!

Casey says:

Thanks for this info it’s so helpful to moms. Overdosing baby medicine is actually pretty common. We just wrote a post about how to avoid this that we wanted to share with you. https://ecocentricmom.com/overdosing-your-baby-more-common-and-dangerous-than-you-think

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