Health Tip: Practice Water Safety With Children Around
-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A child can drown in what may appear to be
very little water, so it's important to take precautions to help
protect your child.
The American Red Cross offers these water safety suggestions for
Never leave a child unsupervised near a body of water.
Enroll a child in an age-appropriate swim class.
If you have a hot tub or pool, protect it with secure barriers,
covers and alarms.
Make sure the pool barrier is at least 4 feet high and encloses
the entire pool, has self-closing gates, has gates that open away
from the pool and has latches that are too high for young children
Remove ladders and install covers on inflatable or above-ground
pools that are not in use.
Remove anything that a child could use to climb into the pool,
such as furniture or playground equipment.
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