Summer’s here, and this is the peak season for toddlers and infants to drown in their family’s pools and spas.
In fact, in ages one to four, drowning is the number one cause of accidental deaths, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 379 precious little ones die every year in the U.S.
Here’s how to keep your child safe this summer:
- Supervision. Every minute. More than half of children die in pools and spas because of insufficient adult supervision. If they’re in or around the pool, that means no naps, no trips to the house for something. Eyes on.
- Barriers and pool alarms to keep the toddlers safe when you’re not expecting them to get near the pool.
- Swim lessons to make the children able to get to the wall and climb out if they happen to fall in.
- Supervision. (I know, but it’s so important, it bears repeating.)