Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Dive into Pool Safety
Who says there ain't no cure for the summertime blues? You'll be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn't enjoy spending time by the pool. For most families, it's the highlight of the summer -- both fun and affordable. While it's great that you and your children are looking forward to a summer spent poolside, it's always important to remember safety first. Always make sure you adhere to these safety guidelines during swimming time. Never leave children unsupervised in or even near the pool. Remember, water wings, rafts, floaties, noodles and other flotation devices are no substitute for adult supervision. If possible, it's ideal to have an adult who knows CPR in the vicinity. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents practice touch supervision with children under 5.