Every 8 Minutes

I’ve always been a worrier. I tend to always think about the worst case scenarios when it comes to pretty much everything.

It’s both a blessing and a burden.

It’s a blessing because since I’m always imaging the worst case scenario that means I’m also thinking about ways to prevent them, granted that’s not always possible but I still do it. It’s a burden for obvious reason, my mind is heavy with things that could go wrong which can be overwhelming at times.

One thing that I’m hyper aware of is our medicine. Especially prescription medicine but even the kids gummy vitamins and things we almost always have around our house like acetaminophen. In our own home B is on a couple of different medications and I still have pain relievers around from when I had the kidney stones. I make sure that we keep everything in child proof containers and out of reach of little hands. The same is done at my parents house.

However B himself has left pills on the table that he was about to take as have others in our family and I’m always quick to tell them why they should *never* do this! Every 8 minutes a child visits the emergency room because they got into their parents or care providers medicine.

Medicine Safety Infographic-2013-SKW

There are things that you can do to prevent your child from being one of the 67,000 kids who visit the emergency room due to overdosing on medicine.

  • Put Medicines up and away and out of sight after EVERY use.
  • Consider products you might not thing about as medicine
    • Be aware of any medications visiting relatives or friends may have.
  • Read the label and know what’s in the medicine.
  • Have the Poison Control number in your home and cell phone: 1-800-222-1222
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    Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Safe Kids Worldwide and I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
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