Water is everywhere, so from having a pool at home to simply bathing your child, here are some tips to practice water safety at home because we all know that safety comes first.

  1. Without distraction, watch children when they are in or around water. With younger children you want to keep them within arm’s reach.
  2. After use of any kiddie pools, buckets, or tubs, make sure to empty them immediately and store them upside down so they do not collect water.
  3. Toilets can also pose a danger for drowning so make sure that you either use seat locks, or keep the bathroom door closed, or both.
  4. If you have a pool at home make sure you install fences around all sides. The fences should be at least four feet tall with self-closing and self-latching gates/doors.
  5. Learn CPR and basic water rescue skills so that you will know what to do and will be able to help in an emergency situation.