For many of us, summer is a time for visiting with out of town friends and family. Whether we go to their house, or they come to our house, it’s easy to forget medication safety while on the road. Drugs that might be locked away at home may only be stuffed in a purse or suitcase while traveling. This leaves curious children vulnerable to accidental poisoning.
In order to protect children, either in your home or theirs, invest in a medication “safe”. There are a variety of them on the market. Some are soft-sided, and some are hard boxes. Some have keyed locks and some have combinations. Prices start as low as $20.00. If you don’t want to spend time looking for a specialty item, a small toolbox and lock can be picked up at any hardware store.