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If you’ve been following my blog, then you know about the Tylenol Incident here at home. Today, I was very lucky to have Colleen Driscoll, Executive Director of theÂ Â International Association for Child Safety join me on my Blog Talk Radio show. On today’s show, I mentioned that Leaps and Bounds sent me the Medicine Safe and the Clean Guard to try out, and I am so thankful they did!
In the Tylenol Incident, while my husband and I were still asleep, my girls worked together and got their hands on their Children’s Tylenol and decided to give themselves a dose, since they were still sick. That opened my eyes and made me realize that my house just wasn’t as safe as I had thought it was. I went on a mission to find something that I could use to lock up all of the medicines that we had in the house. After visiting several stores, and asking if they had a medicine safe, they all looked at me like I had no idea what I was talking about. In contacted Leaps and Bounds as soon as I got home and they were more than willing to send one to me to try out. Honestly, the medicine safe and the Clean Guard both make me feel so much safer having one more barrier between my girls and these potentially harmful things!
The Medicine Safe is basically a small plastic box with a couple of dividers, a tray and a child safe lock on the front of it. Its veryÂ simple, yet so valuable. The Clean Guard is a large basket again, with a tray and a child safe lock on the lid. It holds quite a large collection of cleaning supplies, which is great for me! I love trying out new cleaners so I have quite a few of them! It fits perfectly underneath my kitchen sink, and it’s just skinny enough to clear any pipes in there that I can open it without taking it out of the cabinet.
Now, before I put anything in either of these containers, I gave them to my girls. I started a stop watch to see how long it would take them to figure out. They squeezed the tabs a few times, and let go. They spun the knobs around for a long time, and after about 45 seconds, they both looked up at me and were very upset. “Mommy! I just can’t open it!” I was so happy! I know that eventually they will put two and two together and figure out that they need to squeeze the tabs and turn it at the same time, but until then, we don’t open the locks in front of the girls, and they don’t get into the medicines and cleaning supplies. It works for me!
The awesome news!
Leaps and Bounds has offered one Medicine Safe and one Clean Guard for me to give away to one of my lucky readers!
How do you enter? It’s easy!
Just leave me a comment with your child proofing concerns!
Really! It’s that easy! If you would like an answer to your question, I’ll be sure to pass it on to Colleen Driscoll and get an answer for you!
If you’d like an additional entry, just tweet this giveaway using the following statement:
Keep your kids safe from meds and other hazards! Enter to win a Medicine safe & Clean Guard Â from @MommyBrain http://bit.ly/knS9V #LnBMBR
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Entries will be accepted from March 1- March 15th @ 12pm PST.Â Winner will be announced on this site on March 18th. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize. Winner must be a resident of the USA or Canada. Military APO/FPO addresses are eligible! Again, you must leave a comment for each option you choose to enter. *Rules subject to change without notice*