Children under age six account for half of all poison exposures. Poisoning is preventable and treatable. When baby-proofing your home, make sure you are poison-proofing it as well.
How to poison-proof your home
Know what is poisonous. Chemicals and cleaning products are on the list. But don’t forget:
Medications (including prescription, over-the-counter and vitamins) Cosmetics and personal care products (mouthwash, nail polish remover) Household plants Magnets Button batteries
Lock up all medicines and dangerous substances. Secure them in high places with latches and locks.
Remember that child-resistant isn’t childproof. A child-resistant cap will delay kids from opening the container but doesn’t