If you're going to have fun in the sun with your little ones this season, makes sure you prep for water emergencies. You need to have a plan of action ready to go in seconds, whether you're alerting a lifeguard or going to the hospital.
Water safety for kids starts with proactive measures and swift response to water emergencies. People—especially kids and babies—can drown in as little as an inch of water in a matter of minutes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 3,500 people accidentally drown each year in America, and one in five of those are children age 14 or younger.1 That’s why water safety for kids is so important.
Follow these measures, both reactive and proactive, to save your child if they slip underwater and to reduce the likelihood of such an incident altogether: