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.
- Without distraction, watch children when they are in or around water. With younger children you want to keep them within arm’s reach.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.