Kids and Medicine: A Safety Guide

When your child is sick, chances are you reach for a bottle in the medicine cabinet. But is it safe? The right choice for your child? The right dose? And is it protected from curious little hands? Learn how to stock up on the right medicines, safeguard them and keep your child healthy.
Children's Medication Basics
Whether you are dealing with your child's cold or fever, you want the right treatment for your child. Take steps to avoid medical errors by knowing what questions to ask your doctor.
Safety Essentials
Help your child feel better...without the worry. Avoid these common medication mistakes that parents make, keep your children safe around medicines and prevent poisoning.
Medicine Toolkit
How do you make the medicine go down? Learn how to measure medicines and have your child take them.
Common Concerns
Get advice and help from parents in the iVillage community.
OTC Tips
Find out which over-the-counter medicines are safe and effective for kids. Obtain relief for your child's symptoms.



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