We haven't even hit summer 2011, and yet, 37 drownings and 38 near-drowning incidents have already been reported by the...
We haven't even hit summer 2011, and yet, 37 drownings and 38 near-drowning incidents have already been reported by the media across America - and that's just reported drownings and near-drownings. There have likely been other close calls as well. With the above statistics in mind, I think we should look at water safety and swimming pool safety a little early this year, before the warmest, swim-friendly summer weather hits. baby drowning, Baby safety, baby water toys, drowning dangers, home pool safety, pool safety, prevent infant drowning, safe sprinkler, swimming pool safety, swimming pools not safe for baby, water safety for baby, water slide, water toy, water toys for baby, water toys for toddler Inez Tenenbaum, Chairman of the CPSC, says:
As the summer swimming season approaches, our message to parents and caregivers is simple: stay safe in and around pools and spas by practicing as many safety steps as possible. This includes staying close to children at all times, knowing water safety skills like CPR, and ensuring anti-entrapment drain covers are installed in all pools and spas. So many of the drowning and near-drowning incidents that happen every year are preventable and every drowning and near-drowning is a terrible tragedy.
Tenenbaum is right. Many of the drownings that occur every year, are indeed preventable. In fact, studies show that many drownings occur in family pools while a child is being 'supervised' by an adult. Because of the serious dangers swimming pools and other bodies of water present to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) has really kicked up their Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign. The Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives website is packed with great tips and there are some brand new safety videos out for the 2011 spring and summer season. Take a look at this short intro to pool safety video below. Soon, we'll take a look at some specific tips from The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, but if you're ready for more tips right away, check out the links below...

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