Design a kid corner and fill it with things safe for your toddler like Tupperware, toys, empty boxes, etc. ||To help your kid stand up to negative peer pressure, encourage him to talk, use role playing with him, get to know the parents of your child's friends and finally deal with your own peer pressure. ||Put a photo of a face – yours – on the side of the cot for your baby to look at. Human faces fascinate babies ||If you have trouble emptying your breast, apply warm compresses to the breast or take a warm shower before breast-feeding ||Make a habit out of drinking a glass of water every time you feed your baby. ||Massaging infants' arms and hands can significantly reduce their pain from needle sticks ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||Reading aloud will help your baby be a better reader when she's older. ||If every feeding is painful or your baby isn't gaining weight, ask a lactation consultant or your baby's doctor for help ||Don't forget to watch what you say and do around your child: Imitation is one of the ways toddlers learn socially acceptable behavior. ||
Dealing with Accidental Poisoning

 

Prevention

Simple safety measures are the best way to make sure your child cannot get access to poisons.

    • When buying medications, household chemicals and garden products, choose childproof containers if possible. Ask for pills and tablets in blister packs and foil strips.
    • Put all poisons out of reach of children after using or buying them.
    • Use child resistant locks on cupboards containing poisons.
    • Always read the labels of all medications and follow the instructions when giving medication to your child.
    • Do not confuse children by talking about pills and liquid medication as ‘lollies’.
    • If you take pills, do so out of sight of children.
    • Keep handbags out of reach of children.
    • Discard old medications, batteries and poisons.
    • Store poisons and medications in their original containers.
    • Never put poisons in drink bottles.
    • Keep children away from the dishwasher and close it after putting dishes in.
    • Parents and caregivers should consider doing a first aid course.
    • Do not grow poisonous plants.

First aid

If you suspect your child has been exposed to or has swallowed a poison, call the Poisons Information Centre for first aid advice (even if symptoms have not developed). It is open 24 hours a day.

Do not try to make your child vomit unless advised to do so by the Poisons Information Centre.

If you are told to go to the emergency department take any container (spray bottle, pill container etc) with you.

Contacts

National Center for Clinical and Environmental Toxicology: 8007770999 – 23640402

Poisoning Control Center Ain Shams University: 24828212 – 24823314

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