Chances are, you may think you’re storing your medications safely out of reach of small, curious hands. However, motivated kiddos somehow obtain super powers when they really want something. For whatever reason, yummy tasting medications seem to be one of those sought after items. My daughter was not a climber and never got into things she shouldn’t, but my son on the other hand showed us at age 2 he could climb on the counter and reach the highest shelf in our cabinets where we stored the medications. Childproof containers aren’t always so childproof either. It’s really important to keep things you may think are safer locked away as well. Vitamins, supplements and first aid supplies that you likely keep more accessible can pose safety hazards as well.
I researched a few options to keep medications locked up. I came across a few different locking medicine boxes on Amazon. I next day Amazon Primed one and quickly organized our medications. One of the things I love about this solution is that it keeps our medications more organized than they were before, and keeps our kids safe.
We also store our thermometers in here because they contain the little coin batteries which are another child safety hazard and thermometers don’t often have the small screws to keep these batteries secured.
These types of storage solutions can also be used for other items you want to keep out of a child’s reach as well. Batteries, sharp objects and other small items that kids may be interested in.
Never underestimate the power of determined, curious kids!