You’re a responsible parent. You childproof your home with locks on cupboard containing poisonous chemicals and keep your prescription medications safely out of your children’s reach. Controlling your home environment is simple. It’s the hazards outside of your home and control that are concerning.
Children and their penchant for curiosity makes them high-risks for poisonings. A child left unattended with access to chemicals or medications may try to ingest them. The wave of children eating laundry detergent pods was partially attributable to their candy-like appearance. A small child may not realize the difference between laundry soap and a treat.