By Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph.
Few caregivers are more devoted than parents when caring for a child. Yet, even the most cautious and educated parents will make mistakes when giving medicine to children or fail to protect children from accidental poisonings. Dangerous mistakes with medicines are three times more likely with children than adults and more than half of all accidental poisonings—mostly with medicines—occur in children less than 5 years old. The list that follows, although not all inclusive, covers ten important safety tips for parents.
Ten Steps Parents Should Take to Prevent Medicine Mishaps