General Safety Reminders about Drowning

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As parents, we can do our best to stay safe to protect our children's health and safety. When it comes to drowning and secondary drowning, here are some reminders.

 

- Never leave a child unattended near water.
- Infants and toddlers should be no more than an arm's length away.
- Keep eyes peeled. It happens FAST!
- If you can't find your child, look first and FAST in the water.
- Kids go down silently. There is no splashing to alert you.
- Keep basic lifesaving equipment near the pool
- Always empty out a baby pool after use.
- Teach children to never swim alone or without adult supervision.
-  Learn CPR. (see PSP member recommendations for classes HERE). CPR Techniques used on kids are different than those for adults.
 

Further Reading From Around The Web:

Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning (from Slate)