Have you seen the new laundry pods put out by Tide and other companies? I got to try some of the Tide ones. They’re great for helping to keep a clean laundry area. No liquid spills and no powdery dust everywhere. Convenient. Easy. Deadly?
These pods which are also seen as dishwasher products, are colorful, small and appealing to children. Since the beginning of the year, according to Consumer Reports, almost 3,000 parents have made calls to poison control centers across the country reporting incidents of children trying to eat the pods. Tide has since made a harder to open lid, but I know the dishwasher tabs sitting on a very high cabinet shelf in my kitchen do not have any safety device built it.
Ultimately it is your responsibility as a parent to make sure that you place all potentially harmful products out of reach of your children. Most of the children injured were ages five and under, so young enough to where you *should* be able to put them up on a high enough shelf or other safe place where they are unable to be reached.
Not sure how to protect your family adequately from harmful chemicals? You could hire a baby planner OR take one of our Make It Take It classes and learn how to make your cleaning products a little less toxic.