Water Safety and Infants
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for young children. ISR’s Self-Rescue training helps keep your infant safe because it teaches them water survival skills.
Children ages six months to one year learn to roll onto their back and float when water touches their face. It is beneficial for children to learn lifesaving skills early in life.
Here are some other steps you can take to keep your children safe:
- Make sure there is an adult present when a child is near a pool.
- Putting a fence around private swimming pools can keep children from the edge of the pool.
- Make sure there is a first aid kit by the pool at all times.
- Be prepared and learn CPR.
- Children should wear personal flotation devices (life jackets, water wings, etc.) if they do not know how to swim.
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