Never leave a child unattended around water-New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Not even for a second! Never leave a child unattended around water.
A child can drown in just a few inches of water within seconds-often without any splashing or screaming. Prevent a tragedy before it happens.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of child deaths each year.
Keep your kids safe around water by following these simple guidelines:
*Never leave a child unattended around water.
*Teach your child to swim at an early age-always have an adult supervising.
*Flotation devices or inflatable toys are not substitutes for supervision.
*Don’t mix alcohol and supervision of children near water.
*Enclose pools completely with a self-locking, self-locking, self-closing fence and don’t leave furniture around that children can use to climb over the fence.
*Never leave toys in the pool-children may be tempted to reach for them later.
*Be sure that the adult watching your child knows how to swim, get emergency help and perform CPR.
*Keep rescue equipment (such as life preserver or shepherd’s hook) and a telephone near the pool.
*Be sure to remove pool covers completely to reduce the risk of children getting caught underneath.
*Always drain and store in an upright position all plastic or blow-up wading pools after use.
*Secure the pool so that children cannot get back in after they are finished swimming.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and I give them full credit for this information. Please call them for more information.