Keep Alcohol Out of Children's Reach

Children learn by imitation and it’s not uncommon to see a child mimic a parent’s behavior in performing such “adult” activities as shaving, talking on the telephone or scolding a pet. 

The same is true for the consumption of alcohol. If your child sees you fix a drink in the evening when you are ready to relax, your child might think that is something he or she should do too -- when you aren't in the room.

If alcoholic beverages are within your child's reach, it is only natural for him or her to be curious about what's in the bottle and what it tastes like. Keeping alcoholic beverages out of reach of small children and inside a locked cabinet when children are old enough to reach places where alcohol is stored is a vital part of your home safety program.

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