As parents, we try our best protecting our children from the unknown, so why not start with what is readily available to them in their own homes – household cleaning products.
Children under the age of 5 years old usually mistake the colorful and sweet-citrusy smelling cleaning products for fruity drinks and sodas. Not only should we store and hide away products immediately after use, but let us first begin by educating them on what is off limits at home and also installing child safety locks on cabinets.
To reduce the risk of injury to young children, try these easy tips:
- Store your local poison control hot-line number visible in case of a emergency
- Storing all cleaning products, including spray bottles, in cabinets with child-resistant locks when young children are in the home
- Keep cleaning products in their original packaging
- Tighten bottles and nozzle
Check out The American Cleaning Institute for cleaning product safety and usage information at www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/