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Are you aware of the top 10 household poisons?

Anurima
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Are you aware of the top 10 household poisons

One evening my then 15 month old daughter was playing around the house and I was busy making dinner in the kitchen. I am usually very attentive towards my children and keep checking on them. As luck would have it, Imissed checking on her for a few minutesandrealized that she was unusually quiet. I rushed to check on her and caught her going through the cabinet under the bathroom sink! She had pulled out some of the cleaning agents and was thrilled to discover something new. My heart skipped a beat! I immediately checked to see if she had managed to open or ingest any of the cleaning agents. Thankfully, all the products were tightly closed. This frightening experience has left me wondering of the kinds of poisons that we have in our homes.


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Suganya Anand

| Apr 16, 2017

Hi Any one ok a prickly heat powder for 2yr daughter

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Anitha Bharathi

| Dec 11, 2015

Thanks for sharing!

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Nisha Singh

| May 30, 2015

Very Informative article Arunima. I, though did not think about multivitamin supplements as a poison too..... Stronly agree that there is need for every house habing babies to be baby proof... thanks

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Meenu

| May 25, 2015

Good info... Thanks for remainding!!

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Manvi

| Oct 17, 2013

Very Informative . Thanks !

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Manvi

| Oct 17, 2013

Very Informative . Thanks !

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Shanaya

| Apr 04, 2013

very informative.. one never realizes there is so much poison lying around the house.. thanks for this.

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Anurima

| Mar 07, 2013

Hey Pranali. You are right about the safety bit at playschool and schools too. What you did is absolutely right by checking the rooms before you leave your son there. There is no excuse for keeping phenyl at the reach of the children. Please carry on cross checking. There are plenty of products available at the stores to help make homes safe for babies and toddlers. Socket covers are one among them. You will also find edge protectors, which prevents cuts or trauma if the child hits sharp corners of tables or cupboard doors. But the main thing however is to be vigilant and keeping one eye on the children at all times.

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Anurima

| Mar 07, 2013

Wow Bismi, that was scary. I can imagine how you felt for those few minutes. Thank God your daughter is safe and well.

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Anurima

| Mar 07, 2013

Prajakta, since your in laws are so carefree about leaving medicines around where your daughter can easily reach for them, you may keep them away at a safe place. When it is time for them to take the medicines, you could hand them to your in laws and again keep them away until the next dose. This may mean a little more work for you, but this will give you some peace of mind :)

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Anurima

| Mar 07, 2013

Hey Neetu, so sorry to know that your cousin lost a child to an accident at home. Unfortunately such accidents happen when most people are around but busy doing something else. We never know what's lurking around in the corner!

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Pranali

| Feb 26, 2013

Aurima thats very good article. my son is 4yrs now but still i see to it that my house is baby proof. One more thing i would like to add in this. that we can take good care of our children in house but what if they are in crecthe or if they go to playschool. As a Parent when i wanted my son to join Playschool while taking a tour of premises i noticed that a bottle of phynelle was kept down the wash basin and children were playing just close to the room. it was dangerous. When i complained to the Centre head she gave me nonsense excuses said it wont happen again. Since then i made it a point to chk the classrooms and bathrooms on regular basis. and to my surprise very next day i spotted same bottl there .this time i had to give her stern warning. although they say parents are not allowed insise the classrooms. i made it a point to chk if all was in order as i cared for the safety of children. Along with these poisons we have to keep in mind the electric plug points and sockets also shud be Childproof as baies n toddlers tend to put their fingers in it. So pls be aware its not only your house but also the palce your children spend time has to be baby proof !

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Michael Vimal Pillai

| Feb 25, 2013

This information is very useful.

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Payal

| Feb 24, 2013

Anurima, very informative and I think, relevant blog. We all need to make our houses baby proof.

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Neetu Ralhan

| Feb 22, 2013

That's is exactly why I feel this is a very relevant blog and we should share it with our friends n family. Hey Prajakta, you will always hear this from the elderly, that we worry too much, nothing will happen and so on. Get used to it and keep worrying too much, we got to do what we hv got to do :)

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Bismi George

| Feb 22, 2013

Thanx arunima for d information u have shared.... specially d first aid part.. couple of days back, something of d sort happened with my 15 months old daughter too.... it just took her the time I spent in measuring d liquid detergent to wash her clothes... to open one of the soluble detergent pods which was kept in a pouch nearby.... she managed to half finish one of the 10ml pods... I was horrified to see the opened pod.... cdnt wash off her mouth since she doesn't spit.... was panicked to d core.... next moment.... she started puking..... I could see the white liquid in it.... she asked for water.... but she cdnt drink it due to the bad thing in her throat.... gave her some chocolate ....and she puked that too in no time.... I was trying to make whatever went inside to come out..... and in half an hour she was ok.... back to her normal affairs....

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Prajakta Deodhar

| Feb 21, 2013

Hey neetu sorry to Hear abt your cousins child..... My daughter hridima is also a very curious toddler n keep checking for any new things in the house.... She gets facinated by the sound of tablet strips when anyone takes a tablet out of the striip n my inlaws n my parents all have to take their tablets at the meal time before n after.... I usually try to feed her with the rest of the family n so she know how to remove the tablets.... my problem is that many a times we have asked them to keep their blood pressure n diabetes tablets away from hridima's reach they do not do it.... N on top of it they have to say that it is ok..... Nothing will happen.... You worry too much..... Just let her be. ,.... i get very worried n i have to be behind her all the time when ever they come to stay with us......

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Neetu Ralhan

| Feb 21, 2013

Hey Anurima, very very informative. The idea of crawling around to see what toddlers can see is great. Would never occur to most of us. Many years back my cousin lost his first child to an unfortunate accident, a super adorable baby. The little one got hold of this black pepper shaker from the living room table and put it into his mouth, unfortunately, it had not been capped tightly, the baby was suffocated from pepper powder. And this while everyone was at home, doing their chores. Due to this, I was overly cautious and anxious for my child's safety when he was younger. We have to be on our toes all the time. Very relevant information, thanks.

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Indu

| Feb 21, 2013

Very Informative blog Anurima and nicely written ....

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