What to do if your child has been poisoned

Harmful substances include alcohol, drugs (prescription or non-prescription drugs), chemicals (including household cleaning products) and some plants. Swallowing any of these may be dangerous for a baby or child and will need urgent medical attention.

What to do:

1. Try to establish what they have taken, when and how much.

2. Call 999. 

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Last updated: about 17 hours ago