Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

If you fear your child may have taken or received too much medicine, call the national poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents said they thought using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child’s medicine. It’s not. Here’s how to help little kids without overdosing them.

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