Procter & Gamble Company and American Academy of Pediatrics have teamed up for a great cause. The two organizations are joining forces to ensure that parents are equipped with the information and tools they need to keep their homes and families safe. In the spirit of National Poison Prevention Week, much of this effort will focus on education surrounding the correct use and storage of household cleaning and fabric care products.
AAP content containing general home safety tips, as well as specific information on how to keep various areas of the home safe and secure, will be made available to parents and other caregivers on HealthyChildren.org, the AAP’s parenting website.
Here are some tips from AAP to help poison proof your home:
- Store medicine, cleaners, paints/varnishes and pesticides in their original packaging in locked cabinets or containers, out of sight and reach of children.
- Install a safety latch – that locks when you close the door – on child-accessible cabinets containing harmful products.
- Purchase and keep all medicines in containers with safety caps. Discard unused medication.
- Never refer to medicine as “candy” or another appealing name.
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Consumers can also visit HomeMadeSimple.com/safehome to order a safety latch to child-proof cabinets and drawers where household cleaning and fabric care products are stored, or a Tide Pods tub over-the-lid re-sealable educational sticker that is intended to help to prevent unsupervised access to the product.