Three household items -- three serious dangers.
Pediatrician Cornelia Franz, M.D., says simple mistakes can have complex outcomes.
"They really can be life-threatening. We've had children that got into tri-cyclic antidepressants, which can cause cardiac heart rhythm problems and that will put you in the hospital overnight," Dr. Franz, of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in Orlando, tells Ivanhoe.
Gabriel knows it's not good to sample pills in the medicine cabinet. "Because it wastes it," he says.
Do you know how often a child is poisoned? Every 30 seconds, 30 minutes, or 90 minutes?
If you guessed every 30 seconds, you're right. Do you know what the most common poison children under 6 ingest is?
Experts recommend you keep vitamins secure because they can cause an iron overdose and keep pills tucked away because they can look identical to candy.
By just putting yourselves in their shoes, you can avoid a trip to the emergency room.