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Poison Prevention For Caretakers & Babysitters


Keeping children safe is the most important part of babysitting, and poisoning is one of the most common childhood injuries. Nearly half of the calls to poison centers involve children under the age of 6. As a babysitter or caretaker for a child, you need to know what poisons are and how to keep children away from them.

Call the 24-Hour Poison Help Line for Additional Support:


What to Do if You Think a Child Has Been Poisoned

If you think someone has been poisoned or simply have a poison-related question, call the poison center help line. Do not wait for the child to look or feel sick. Don’t be afraid to call the poison center. Parents will appreciate a babysitter who knows what to do in an emergency. We are available 24/7.

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