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.
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I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan.
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