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Our new infographic shares five things parents and caregivers need to know about kids and medicine.
Question 1: Why should I dispose of medicine in my home?
Answer: Disposing of medicines in your home can reduce the risk of children getting into those medicines. You can do this by disposing of medicines with a passed expiration date or with medicines you are no longer using. Regularly checking the medicines in your home and safely disposing of the ones that are no longer needed can help keep children in your home safer.
Did you know there are more than 47,000 children under age 6 seen in emergency rooms every year for medicine poisoning? That’s 5 children every hour. This National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21), Safe Kids is providing families with tips and resources to help prevent frantic calls to the Poison Help number, frightening trips to the ER and fretful hours spent bedside.
New Research Report by Safe Kids Worldwide Reveals Surprising Ways Kids are Getting into Medicine And What Parents Can Do to Protect Them
Washington, D.C. – Every day, kids surprise their families by getting into medicine. There are more than 47,000 children under age 6 seen in emergency rooms every year for medicine poisoning - that’s 5 children every hour.
During this time when the world is working together to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Safe Kids Worldwide is committed to the safety and well-being of our partners, network and staff, and we are taking every precaution to keep families safe.
Based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, employees at Safe Kids Worldwide are now telecommuting.
As schools and childcare centers are closing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), kids of all ages will be home for longer periods of time. Young children ages 1-5 have lots of energy and are full of curiosity, but sometimes we find them getting into things they shouldn’t.
Whether you’re a parent working from home or a family member, friend or neighbor helping with childcare, here are 3 tips to keep young kids safe in your home.
We know caregivers are juggling so many priorities during these uncertain times: Teleworking, home schooling, handwashing, sanitizing, supervising your child and so much more. It is challenging to stay focused on everything at once. The good news is there are a few precautions we can all take to keep kids who are out of daycare or school safer during, what can seem like, very long days.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to practice social distancing and stay in the house as much as possible to protect ourselves, our families and the health of others. However, we do understand that getting out for a bit to stretch and play is important for children (and adults). As you work to strike that right balance, here are a few simple safety tips to help your kids stay active and injury free.
Healthcare workers are going above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic. These kids want to say, “Thank you.”