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Water safety is important at any age, but especially if you have babies or toddlers. Drowning can happen very quickly and in less than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of water. So filled bathtubs, swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs, and even buckets of water and sinks can be dangerous.
To reduce the risk of drowning:
Whether you’re expecting a baby or already have a child, it’s a good idea to:
Use these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your backyard and pool area. You should answer “yes” to all of these questions.
Keep the fun in summer by keeping your child safe in the sun, the water, and the great outdoors.
Want to avoid summer hazards so you can focus on the fun? This center offers tips for teens.
Swimming and other water sports are a great way to beat the heat. Read this article to find out how you can stay safe at the pool, beach, lake – and even the water park.
Young kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.
Baby bathtubs give parents a safe way to wash a wet, slippery baby. Here’s how to choose and use one.
Kids need constant supervision around water – whether the water is in a bathtub, pool, the sea, or a water park. Here’s how to keep them safe.
Every parent should know how and when to administer CPR. Done correctly, CPR can save a child’s life by restoring breathing and circulation until medical personnel arrive.
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words “babyproofing” or “childproofing,” but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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