It finally feels like summer. Swimming pools, beaches, boating and backyard baby pools; everybody is trying to stay cool. Unfortunately, bodies of water can be dangerous places for children, even those with swimming skills. According to the American Heart Association, drowning is one of the top injury related, avoidable deaths for children 15 and under. In order to prevent drowning, it is important that parents and guardians stay close to and watch their children in the water at all times.
Drowning happens quickly and without warning. Many young children do not make any noise at all, which is why it is so important to keep a watchful eye on kids in the pool. Young children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water. The best preparation for a potential drowning incident is CPR certification. Having the tools to deliver life-saving care could make a difference in the life of a child. If no one in the area knows CPR, remember to push hard and fast in the middle of the chest after contacting emergency responders.
For more information and tips on drowning prevention visit https://www.parents.com/kids/safety/outdoor/the-sad-truth-about-drowning/
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