This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Child-Guard. All opinions are my own.
Children are investigative and curious by nature. They have a tendency to poke around the house, wherever they can get into, and often try to eat or drink things they find.
Here is a scary statistic. Poisonings in children (ages 0-19) account for more than 300 visits to the emergency room, and 2 deaths, daily (Source: CDC).
These statistics are very alarming. As parents, we want to ensure that our little ones are kept safe from any potential harm. This includes child-proofing our homes and keeping any medications or toxic products out of the reach of the little ones.
Related: Printable Baby Proofing Checklist
Child-Guard Child-Resistant Closures
When it comes to products with flexible packaging, such as laundry detergent pods, seeking out products with Child-Guard child-resistant closures can help to ensure that your little ones will not be able to get into them.
Child-Guard, made by flexible packaging industry leader, Presto Products Company, meets industry packaging and federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) standards.
How to Use Child-Guard Closures
Although Child-Guard closures are designed to keep children from opening them, they are still easy for adults to operate. To open, you must simply move the slider to the left point of the zipper, then push down on the slider’s tab while simultaneously pulling the slider to the right along the track.
Trust me, it is easier do that it sounds.
Currently, Presto’s child-resistant closures can be found on select packages of Tide PODS and Hex Detergent.
Many products, such as laundry detergent, dish-washing soap, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals and lawn and garden products, use flexible packaging and currently lack child-resistant closures. This leaves our children at risk of easily getting into these packages and potentially getting poisoned.
If we want to see these child-resistant closures on more household brands we need to spread the word about the risks associated with accidental poisonings in young children and creating awareness for innovations like Child-Guard that are designed to help keep our children safe.