Along with preparing the home, it’s also important to know what to do if there is a suspected poisoning. Keep the Poison Help home number close by, in a visible location and saved in your phone for quick access—1 (800) 222-1222. You can also text this hotline for help by messaging POISON to 797979. These lines are staffed 24/7, free and confidential to offer help.
Prepare the home.
Keeping the home safe is key for preventing poisonings. Keep all hazardous items up on a high shelf, hidden or in a locked child-proof container or cabinet is recommended for these items:
Personal care products – eye contact solution, perfume, hand sanitizers, etc.
Liquid laundry packets
Medications – This includes medications that may be in a child’s bedroom when they are sick.