Every nine minutes a child is seen in an emergency room for medicine poisoning. And in almost half of those visits (48 percent), a child got into a grandparent’s medicine. Not that parents are off the hook — 38 percent of the visits were due to a child getting into a parent’s medicine. But let’s look at why this message is important for grandparents.
Each year in the United States, more than 2,200 children – or six kids a day – die from an injury in the home. “Report to the Nation: Protecting Children in Your Home,” a report made possible with support from Nationwide, is based on a survey of 1,010 parents. It explores what parents are concerned about and what they do ̶ or don’t do ̶ to keep kids safe in the home.