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How to Keep Small Children Safe Around Water

By Edited Oct 22, 2016 0 2

Water can be fun for small children as long as safety measures are taken. Only a very small amount of water is needed for drowning to happen. Water safety is very important. Read this article to help keep your child safe around water.

Things You Will Need

Toilet seat locks,
Childproof gates.

Step 1

Toddlers in a swimming pool
Install toilet seat locks to baby proof the toilet. Small children can easily fall head first inside a toilet to play with the water, but they will not be able to easily get out on their own. Prevent water accidents by covering up the toilet seat.

Step 2

Remove any water around the home. Remember that a child can drown in a tiny amount of water so remove any water such as buckets from washing a car. Get rid of water that collects from rain to keep your child safe from water.

Step 3

If there's some water around your home you cannot get rid of such as a pool or ponds, then put appropriate fences to prevent the small child from entering

Step 4

Around public water like the beach or the pool, keep your small child within arm's length. Only have a trustworthy adult to supervise the child around water. Array

Tips & Warnings

Learn CPR because it's better to be safe than sorry.
Teach your child about water safety.
Do not use water toys and safety devices to replace a supervising adult.



Nov 26, 2010 1:06am
This is a very informative article.

The number of drowning cases involving children is really alarming. Parents who read this article can now do preventive measures to keep their children safe.
Aug 9, 2011 11:27am
Great article on keeping children safe around water. Drowning is one of the more common forms of accidental death of children.

It is equally important to teach children to take a proactive role in staying safe from abduction and exploitation.

A book entitled, What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers by Melissa Harker Ridenour, is a good resource for keeping children safe. The book empowers children to take a proactive role in staying safe from abduction or predator harm. It explains the concept of "stranger" to children in a very reassuring way.

The book also includes a chapter for parents, teachers and other child caregivers. It is available through the publisher, Headline Kids, and through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Ingrams, Follett, and Baker and Taylor.

Check out my book website, Melissa Harker Ridenour Books, at www.AuthorMelissaHarkerRidenour.com. Also consider commenting and subscribing to my Child Safety Blog at http://childsafety-melissa.blogspot.com
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