Only close friends and relatives should visit you during your first month at home. They should not visit if they are sick ||Don't let your baby nap in the car seat after you're home as a substitute for crib since it's harder for young babies to breathe in that position. ||The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||Always keep the number of Poison Centre posted beside your phone ||Don't forget to watch what you say and do around your child: Imitation is one of the ways toddlers learn socially acceptable behavior. ||Whenever possible, don't get involved in your kids' clash. Step in only if there's a danger of physical harm. ||A great deal of body heat is lost through a bare head, so make sure your baby wears a hat if she will be in a cold environment ||The more you help your toddler put his feelings into words (“I’m mad. I want the truck.” “I’m sad. I can’t find my bear.”), the less they will show aggressive behaviour. ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||
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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