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June 10th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Keeping your Child Safe Around Water

One of my family’s favorite things to do in the warm weather is to head to the local pool 0r spend time in the backyard on our water slide. Remember that water safety should be your #1 priority. I wanted to share a few tips to keep you and your family safe:

  • Always remember that your children should have your undivided attention when they are in and around water.
  • Infants and toddlers should always be only an arm’s reach to provide active supervision.
  • Dress your children in bright colored swimwear so you can find them at all times and to help lifeguards spot them.
  • Don’t depend on floaties, inflatable rings or blowup items as flotation devices. These often provide a false sense of security. If you use devices like the one in this picture, make sure to have your eyes and hands on your child at all time.
  • Learn CPR. Check with your local hospital, fire department or the American Red Cross for classes.

Stay safe when you are around water!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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