Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kids Swallowing Pills

My one-year-old totally copy cats off of me and off his brothers. I think it's a good idea not to take pills in front of him. I never really thought about it. The childproof caps are great. Sometimes I think they are adult proof too!

FROM NBC: Most ER cases for accidental pill swallowing involve children under five, according to a new report.

Researchers with the substance abuse and mental health services administration say most of these poisonings involve one and two year olds.
And while 85-percent of children were treated and released, about 10-percent had serious injuries that required hospital admission. The good news is child poisoning deaths have dropped 80-percent since the 1970's, thanks to childproof caps and packaging.

Experts advise parents not to take medicine in front of young children, to prevent copycat behavior. They also say medications should be kept out of sight and reach of little curious climbers.

Here's more on this from USA Today

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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