The Leading Cause Of Death For Young Children
What is the leading cause of death for young kids? Is it auto accidents? Poisoning? Or maybe it's falls? Nope......
What is the leading cause of death for young kids? Is it auto accidents? Poisoning? Or maybe it's falls? Nope... all of the above are dangers for sure, but none of the above are the leading cause of death for young kids. The leading cause of death for kids between 1 year and 4 years of age is drowning. We're always discussing water safety here at Pregnancy & Baby, but seriously, we do so for good reason. Far too many children drown each year. Each year, more than 800 children drown. In 2009 there were an estimated 5,016 children injured due to a near drowning incident. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there have been 48 child drownings and 75 near-drownings in pools and spas alone since Memorial Day.
- Know how to swim and enroll your kids in swimming lessons.
- Learn CPR! This could save your child's life.
- Make sure your kids learn about water safety too. Teach your child to only swim when someone else is around, to always wear a life jacket while boating, and to never swim or play near pool or spa drains.