April 29, 2008 —

This article from the News-Leader had a great idea on something you can focus on this year when doing your spring cleaning your medicine cabinet. It may be an area that is overlooked when tidying up around the house this spring. Not only will it give you an opportunity to dispose of medicines that may have expired, you also can take stock of what you have on hand. Once you have an inventory, continue to keep track. It is important as a parent to always know what medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, you may have in your home. If your child is abusing medicine, they may be turning to what is in your home. If you know what you have on hand, you will be in a better position to catch warning flags early. Safeguarding your medicine cabinet is one way to keep your family healthy and safe. You can find more tips on protecting your kids here at the Five Moms.