TWO infants from Cakaudrove were treated in hospital and sent home earlier this week after allegedly consuming harmful substances.
The situation has sparked warnings from police for parents to supervise their children with extra caution to prevent such incidents from happening.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro yesterday said the first case involved a baby, about two-years and six months-old, who was at home with her mother when the incident happened.
"The baby was at home with her mother when she consumed eight Panadol tablets," she said.
"She (baby) was taken to the Savusavu Hospital where she was treated and sent back home."
In another separate incident, Ms Naisoro said the baby was also at home with her mother and their house girl when she allegedly drank a fuel injection cleaner from a bottle.
"The baby, about one-year and five-months old managed to get hold of the bottle and consumed the fuel.
"She was also rushed to the hospital where she was treated and sent back home."
Ms Naisoro said young children were inquisitive thus, it was imperative for parents and guardians to ensure that all harmful substances were kept well out of reach.
"It is unfortunate to receive cases of this nature and we are once again reiterating the importance of better supervision of our young children," she said.
Police investigations into the two cases are continuing.