As busy as December is with the holidays, school functions, and preparations for the end of the year, life sometimes still manages to throw you curve balls. It seems that sniffles never cease to take a break when your children are in school – not even for the holidays. Your kids can get sick regardless what day the calendar says it is, whether we like it or not.
That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on your children’s symptoms – do they simply have allergies or are they showing signs of a cold? Depending on their symptoms, you could help alleviate their symptoms with over-the-counter cough and cold medications (if over the age of 4). Of course, if your kids have fevers, you may want to read up on a few FAQs for treating fevers, especially if you have infants and toddlers. And with all this talk about medications, we have to make sure we remind ourselves about proper storage of medicines – always keep them safely stored up and away from children. We definitely don’t want an ER visit during the holidays (well, really ever!) due to medicines being out and about, right?
If you’re traveling for the holidays and pack medicines to take on your trip, then remembering general medicine safety tips is just as important as when at home. Likewise, if you have family staying with you that perhaps bring their own medicines with them (i.e., grandparents), then storing their medicines safely up and away and asking them to keep them away from your children is important so that the holidays are full of fun, not accidents.
The team at OTCSafety has put together a fun holiday themed infographic with a few general reminders on medicine safety to help you get through the holiday season. These medicine safety tips for parents are useful all year long, so feel free to save them for easy reference as we enter 2014! (Click on infographic image to view full size.)
Medicine Safety Tips for Parents for the Holiday Season
Where is your preferred storage place for medicines?
Photo © Melanie Edwards/modernmami™
Infographic courtesy of OTCSafety