Preschoolers and Poisons

Aug 10, 2022


At Regency Square Care Center, we prioritize the health and safety of your children. As part of our commitment to providing comprehensive care, we understand the importance of prevention when it comes to preschoolers and poisons. In this article, we will discuss the potential dangers, share valuable tips on prevention, and highlight how our experienced team ensures the safety of your child.

The Dangers of Poisoning

Preschoolers are curious and explore the world with great enthusiasm. However, their curious nature can sometimes put them at risk of accidental poisoning. Common household items, such as cleaning products, medications, plants, and chemicals, can all pose a threat to their well-being. It is essential to be aware of these dangers and take proactive measures to prevent accidents.

Prevention Strategies

Preventing poisoning incidents requires a combination of awareness, education, and creating a safe environment. Consider implementing the following strategies:

1. Proper Storage

All potentially hazardous substances should be stored safely out of reach of preschoolers. Ensure that cleaning products, medications, and chemicals are stored in locked cabinets or high shelves. This reduces the risk of accidental ingestions and exposure to dangerous substances.

2. Childproofing

Childproofing your home is crucial to minimize the chance of accidents. Install safety latches on cabinets, drawers, and toilets. Keep small objects, such as batteries and magnets, out of reach. Additionally, secure heavy furniture to the wall to prevent tip-overs.

3. Education

Teaching your preschooler about potential dangers and what they should avoid can significantly reduce the risk of poisoning. Explain the difference between safe and unsafe substances, empowering them to make informed choices. Emphasize the importance of not consuming anything without adult supervision.

4. Safe Disposal

Properly dispose of expired medications, unused chemicals, and any potential hazards in your home. Follow the recommended guidelines for each specific item to ensure they don't end up in the wrong hands or harm the environment.

Regency Square Care Center's Commitment to Safety

At our Regency Square Care Center, we understand the unique needs of preschoolers and the importance of a safe environment. Our experienced staff undergoes extensive training to ensure they are well-versed in handling any potential emergencies. We have strict protocols in place to prevent poisoning incidents and respond promptly in case of an emergency.

Safe Environment

We have implemented comprehensive safety measures within our premises. All potentially hazardous substances are securely locked away in designated storage areas, inaccessible to children. We regularly inspect and maintain our facility to ensure it remains hazard-free.

Education and Awareness

We prioritize educating both our staff and parents on the prevention of poisoning incidents. Our team is equipped with the knowledge and resources to educate children about the dangers of certain substances. We also provide parents with valuable information and tips to reinforce prevention strategies at home.

Emergency Response

In the unlikely event of a poisoning incident, we have a well-defined emergency response plan in place. Our staff is trained to handle emergencies promptly and efficiently. We have established partnerships with local healthcare providers and poison control centers to ensure the best possible care for your child.


Preschoolers and poisons can be a dangerous combination, but with the right prevention strategies and a caring, knowledgeable team like ours at Regency Square Care Center, you can have peace of mind knowing that your child is in safe hands. Taking proactive measures and creating a safe environment significantly reduces the risk of poisoning incidents. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive care and how we prioritize your child's safety.

Shayne Elliott
Great tips on keeping preschoolers safe from poisons!
Oct 16, 2023