By Angela Queen | Oct 26, 2023

CBD Gummies for Kids? We Don’t Recommend it! 10 Tips to Keep your Kids and Pets Safe.

CBD Gummies for Kids? We Don’t Recommend it! 10 Tips to Keep your Kids and Pets Safe.

By Angela Queen | Oct 26, 2023

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    CBD Gummies for Kids

    The question has been asked, are “CBD gummies for kids?” It is our belief that kids need to be protected from adult products like CBD. Despite the fact that many are sugar-coated (not ours) and look enticing CBD gummies are an adult-only product.

    Halloween is when there is a heightened awareness of the risks CBD and other cannabis-related gummy products pose on small bodies. Unfortunately, accidental consumption does happen, however, with safety precautions put into place like other medications, you can keep your kids safe from consuming products that aren’t meant for them. We wanted to offer 10 Tips for Keeping Your Kids and Pets safe during this candy-infused season, and beyond.

    10 Tips to Keep your Kids and Pets Safe

    1. Choose CBD Products with Childproof Packaging

    This should be a no-brainer, as every CBD product should come in childproof packaging. However, the law on childproof packaging for CBD products varies from state to state, and it is up to the consumer to do their due diligence to ensure the product they are purchasing is childproof. According to one study from Penn Medicine, up to 70 percent of CBD products are mislabeled, but we can assure you we are not one of them.

    All Redeem Therapeutics CBD Gummies Come in Childproof Packaging

    Elderberry Gummies with 25mg CBD

    We offer four options in the CBD gummy category: our CBD Sleep Gummies, CBD Immunity Gummies, Delta-8 Gummies (currently), and our CBD Daily Gummies, all of which have a child-resistant cap. Our goal is efficacy, safety, and transparency regarding our products. Always Choose CBD products that come in childproof packaging. This can add an extra layer of protection.

    2. Don’t Forget to Pet-Proof

    Keep an eye on your pets, especially dogs, who may be attracted to the scent and taste of CBD gummies. Store them in a secure place.

    If you’re in the market for CBD for your pets, check out our “CBD Oil for Pets” section. There you will find products for your furry family member struggle with anxiety or nervousness.

    3. Always Keep CBD Gummies Out of Reach from Children

    It is best practice to store CBD gummies in a high, locked cabinet or container that is out of reach for children and pets. Make sure they are not easily accessible. Like household cleaning materials and medications, it is best to store CBD gummies away from little hands.

    4. Dispose of Unused Gummies Safely

    If you have leftover CBD gummies, dispose of them properly to avoid the risk of them ending up in the mouths of children or pets. Simply throwing them in the disposal may not be enough if they are visible to children or pets, again because they appear to be candy, our little loved ones will go out of the way to seek them.

    5. Lock Medicine Cabinets

    As your kids age and understand what is for them and isn’t, we face other challenges like their desire to rebel and irresponsibly try substances not meant for them. This is when this tip and tip #6 are especially applicable. If you store medications or supplements alongside CBD gummies, lock the cabinet to prevent access by minors. You may believe they are out of sight. However, teen curiosity can cause mischievous actions, even among the best.

    6. Monitor Consumption

    Keep track of the number of gummies in the container so you can immediately notice if any are missing. It may seem overkill, and you may never think your teen would do this, but remember, safety is always the priority.

    7. Be Cautious with Edible CBD

    Consider using other forms of CBD, such as oils or tinctures, which are less appealing to children and pets and more manageable to secure than gummies. Not only are CBD tinctures and sprays a safer alternative if you have vulnerable groups in your home, but they may also be more bioavailable. Explore our tincture options below!

    Redeem Therapeutics CBD Spray Oils and Tinctures

    Broad Spectrum Orange Citrus 1500mg Dropper and Tube

    At Redeem Therapeutics we offer full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oils in drops and sprays. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all of the naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Broad-spectrum CBD oil is similar to full spectrum in that it contains multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds from the cannabis plant. However, it is different in that it is specially processed to remove all traces of THC, making it a THC-free option.

    8. Educate Children

    Teach your children about the potential dangers of consuming substances they find in the home. Make it clear that CBD gummies are not candy and are not for them. Easier said than done! Consider age-appropriate education. For smaller children, we feel it is best for CBD gummies to simply not be seen.

    9. Label CBD Products

    If you have CBD gummies in a container without their original packaging, label the container clearly, indicating that they are for adults only. This will actually not help those that cannot read, so use this with caution, and more so as a way to avoid an adult giving a child a gummy mistakenly.

    10. Consult with a Healthcare Professional

    If you need clarification about the safe use of CBD around children or pets, consult a healthcare professional or veterinarian for guidance. To learn more about CBD and pets, read “5 Veterinarians Give Advice on CBD for Cats & Dogs.”

    CBD Gummies for Kids is Not a Current Reality

    We have seen brands promote CBD gummies for kids and we do not condone this as the research on CBD is limited and has not yet been focused on our younger population. Thankfully, with some research you can likely find gentler options for what ails your child and if medical cannabis is a necessity this should always be facilitated through a medical professional.

    What do I do if a child or pet accidentally consumes CBD products? 

    Finally, if the unexpected happens and a child or pet accidentally consumes your CBD products, the most critical step is to observe their symptoms. Depending on the quantity ingested, the response can vary. Remember that our bodies can process these compounds, but the dosage matters. A high dose may require medical attention, while a low dose might only result in a nap and close observation. Safety and awareness are vital to ensuring the well-being of your loved ones.

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