The nurse is teaching a mother on safety measures in caring for a 19-month-old child. Which of the following statements by the mother indicates that she understands the information provided by the nurse regarding safety?

"I should keep all medicines in a securely locked cabinet"


•Accidental ingestion of medication and other poisonous substances such as cleaning solutions is one of the major safety issues when caring for toddlers. Thus, it's important to keep these materials away from the child's reach and lock the cabinet where these substances are stored.

•Call the local poison control center first before giving ipecac or any substance that induces vomiting to ensure safety.

•If the ingested substance is corrosive, induced-vomiting is not recommended.

•Cooked vegetables are appropriate for a 19-month-old.

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