5 unexpected home hazards that send too many kids to the ER

February 10, 2015 6:46 PM

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5 unexpected home hazards that send too many kids to the ER

There are some experiences as a parent that you never forget, both good and bad. In addition to a career as a pediatrician, I would also consider myself a cautious mother when it comes to caring for my own son, who is now a young adult. When he was young, I read all the latest how-to books and "baby proofed" my home from top to bottom locks, guards, fences, padding the works.

When my son was about four-years-old, I recall fighting a miserable cold while completing my residency. While preparing dinner, I left my decongestant bottle on the counter to remind myself to take the pills. In the blink of an eye, my son grabbed the bottle, thought he hit the M&Ms candy jackpot, a...

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