Advice for parents worried about accidental poisoning

RoSPA has issued advice to parents concerned about accidental poisoning in the home.

  • Keep all vitamins and pills safe and away from children
  • Install child-resistant locks on cabinets - which are safer than "child-proof"
  • Store household cleaning products in a locked cupboard
  • DIY and gardening products should also be locked safely away
  • Never keep dangerous products in the fridge
  • If your child does swallow something dangerous, keep a sample of what they swallowed so health professionals have a better idea of how to help
  • Learn basic first aid

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'Dangerous' cleaning products

Campaign groups are joining together at Birmingham Children’s Hospital today to urge parents to take action to ensure their children are protected from the dangers of accidental poisoning by cleaning products in the home.