Now, here are some rules we need to follow to keep your kids safe when around water. You have to know that drowning is one of the unintentional accidents with delay in even a few minutes of rescue can result in loss of life. Children are at risk of drowning at all age groups. Children less than a year old can drown in bath tubs or buckets, children between 1 to 4 years old can drown in swimming pools and older kids can down in natural water bodies like the oceans, lakes etc. Some of the basic rules that you can follow when around water include constant adult supervision when your child is in or around the water, is the best way to keep them safe. Do not leave kids to play with toys in a bath tub while you are getting around to do some work. Always empty buckets after use. Keep the bathrooms closed and latched when not in use to prevent little kids exploring and playing with water unsupervised. Never go boating or indulging in any recreational activities without wearing life jackets.
Now, some of the safety tips to apply when you’re around pools include laying down firm ground rules where without prior permission from the parent or without an adult accompanying, no kid is allowed to go near or in a pool. Enrolling kids in age-appropriate swimming lessons can teach them an important skill. Do not be distracted with doing anything else when your kids are in the pool. Ensure that there is a safety ring with a rope accessible near the pool. Do not let the kids run and play around water bodies. If you have a home pool, have it surrounded by four-foot high fence where the latch is high.
Now, what are the things that you can do? You need to educate the kids about the dangers of drowning which can make them more cautious. If a child is not to be seen, then always check the pool or any water body around first, as it takes only about a few seconds or minutes to cause life threatening damage when we slip under the water. Get a drowning child out of the water as quickly as possible. If possible, perform CPR and call for an ambulance or rush to the nearest hospital immediately.
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