Medicine Storage Box Ensuring Child Safety Within Your Home

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Medicine Storage Box Ensuring Child safety within the home

Why do you need a lock box for medication? How can a medicine storage box how help keep your children from harm? And why is our lockable box for medicines the best option for you?

As parents, one of our main jobs is to protect our children from harm. In addition, one of our greatest worries is of our children being harmed. We often think of harm as being outside of the home or something out of our control. However, many accidents happen within the home every year, most of which can be prevented with increased child safety measures such as using a lock box for medication.

Each year 40,000 under-5s are admitted to hospital following accidents, and lots of these accidents are preventable.” (NHS England)

The main cause of accidents within the home is poisoning. This can occur through children accidentally accessing medicines, cleaning products, laundry products, certain make-up products, products containing nicotine, and many more! Medicines are one of the most serious and are the cause of over 70% of hospital admissions for poisoning in under-5s. Common painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen are often the main culprits (NHS England). 

The NHS advises parents to keep all medicines locked away or high up and out of reach, but how many of us actually follow this advice? 

Our medicine storage box is a safe and secure storage box that acts as a deterrent to children and can help you as a parent find peace of mind within the home. Our child friendly locked box comes in several colours which allows you to choose whether you want to keep potentially harmful items out of sight or easy to view for content management. The lock creates a physical boundary for children and can help prevent curiosity around harmful products. 

Our lock box for medication can not only help protect against poisoning, it can also secure other potentially harmful items within the home. These may include knives, sharp objects, lighters, small objects that could be a choking hazard, and many more. A lockable box for medicines may seem a simple solution, however, it has proven to be effective in deterring children’s access to harmful items and we are trusted by many parents for this exact reason.

lock box for medication

To provide your children with the highest level of protection, we recommend taking the following precautions*:

  • Keep all medicines/harmful chemicals in their original containers – do not transfer to another container such as a plastic bottle. 
  • Make sure bottle tops and lids are firmly closed when not in use (remember: that child-resistant packaging is not child-proof – it just slows children down. Scarily some 3-4-year-olds can open them in seconds.)
  • Keep harmful substances locked away in a lockable box for medicines such as Lockabox (Lockabox One™ Jet).  Ensure that bottle tops and lids are still firmly closed for an extra level of protection. 
  • Ensure harmful substances are kept out of reach – with a Lockabox, we recommend placing the product on a high surface for an extra level of protection. 

For more helpful resources on preventing accidents in the home please refer to the following websites: 

https://www.capt.org.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/baby-safety-tips/

https://www.rospa.com/home-safety/Advice/Household-Cleaning-Products.aspx

If you have any questions regarding the Lockabox One, please contact us on [email protected]

*Please note: this advice has not been approved by an official body and we are not health professionals. However we do have experience in providing safer storage solutions for the home for thousands of satisfied customers.

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