1. Keep meds out of reach. About 38 percent of child-poisoning cases involve grandparents’ medications, so clear all drugs from countertops, tables and drawers. Put a childproof lock on the medicine cabinet. Don’t forget to watch your purse.
2. Banish detergent pods. These colorful packets of liquid laundry or dishwasher soap look like candy. But they pose “a serious poisoning risk to young children,” says a study in the journal Pediatrics.