Preventing the tragedy of drowning. Kids and water play.
From backyard pools to beaches, summer and water go hand in hand. But because drowning is the second leading cause of death in children, we must be vigilant around water, says Debra Smiley Holtzman, author of “The Safe Baby.” When parents supervise their children when swimming they participate in active supervision. Active supervision means no talking, no reading, no napping: full 100% supervision staring and watching your child.” And water is the first place to look your child goes missing.” The first thing that parents should do when looking for your child is to look in water. If your child is missing in your home, look in their swimming pool first. Look in the hot tub. Look in the bathtub. You only have a few minutes because the child could drown if they’re in water. If they’re missing at a lake, go to that lake and search it. Call 911 and get help.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Debra Smiley Holtzman, author of “The Safe Baby.”Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.