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Our new infographic reveals facts about medicine safety and how to keep kids safe around medicine.
Our new poster alerts parents to know all the places in the home where they keep medicine and to make sure all medicine is up and away, out of children’s reach and sight.
This week’s “Ask An Expert” column helps parents with questions about child-proofing and medicine safety.
Question: My 6-month old looks like she’ll be on the move soon. I’ve already installed safety gates and cabinet locks, but when do I need to move medicine up and away?
Answer: It’s amazing to see how quickly a little newborn becomes an active, curious child! Parents delight in their baby’s growth and development, and sometimes it happens at a surprising and unpredictable pace.
Here are some questions we frequently receive about medicine safety that can help keep your family safe.
When parents think about child-proofing their home, many don’t consider medicine safety a top priority. The reason is that most parents believe that they are already practicing medicine safety: They “store” it up and away, in a safe location like a cabinet or closet. But here’s the problem: A lot of parents aren’t thinking about the other places -- the many convenient locations like purses, nightstands and counters – where they “keep” more frequently used medicine.
Most Parents Know to Store Medicine Safely, Yet Every Ten Minutes a Child
Goes to the ER for Medicine Poisoning
Washington, D.C. – A new research report, Medicine Safety: A Key Part of Child-Proofing Your Home, released today by Safe Kids Worldwide, finds that while many parents know to “store” their medicine in a safe location, they are not considering the many places in the home where they “keep” medicine. Unknowingly, this disconnect creates opportunities for young children to access potentially harmful medicine.
Nearly 9 in 10 parents agree that it’s important to store medicine up high and out of reach of children after every use, but nearly 7 in 10 report that they aren’t actually doing so. Watch our new video, made with the support of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Any parent will tell you that those early days of child-rearing can feel like a wild journey: You do everything you can to prepare yourself, but invariably, there are surprises. A lot of them! And that’s particularly true when it comes to your child’s development.
Monday, May 6, 2019 is the beginning of the United Nation’s 5th Global Road Safety Week (GRSW). This year’s theme is Leadership for Road Safety. The goal is to mobilize leaders and road safety stakeholders to take action that will help reduce deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by half by the year 2020.