Babysitter gives pet medications to child


Doggy drops in your child's ear? Who would ever make that mistake? Well, people do. A father told the babysitter to put in his son's ear drops before bed, and the careful babysitter did. She found ear drops labeled "put two drops in right ear" in the medicine cabinet and did so. But the family's dog also had a bottle of ear drops, which were the drops the babysitter used.

The son's ear drops were in the refrigerator.Luckily, nothing happened to the child. However, mixups with pets' and children's medications do occur, especially when all medications are stored together. Keep pet products (medicines, food, etc.) stored away from human products. Administering medication to someone is a job that requires some basic knowledge. If you must ask your babysitter to give medicine to your kids, be sure to show them where the medicine is, how to give it and how much to give. Never assume they will know what to do on their own.

Created on December 20, 2008

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