Why You Can Never Be Too Vigilant At The Pool

Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. With kids who can’t swim, parents should be in the pool with them, no further than arms length. Older kids should swim with buddies, and need to be supervised by a designated adult. They recommends you keep noodles and other floatation devices nearby to help a swimmer in distress, and make sure little ones are in life jackets or floaties. Whatever you do don’t go inside for anything!

Key Takeaways:

  • Always keep an eye on your children around the pool.
  • Children will drown almost naturally with no signs of warning.
  • Just being aware of the problem is not enough to help.

“If there’ s anything I want you to take away from this, it’s that child drownings happen quick — quicker and quieter and easier than you’d think — and you could never be too vigilant.”

Read more: https://www.scarymommy.com/why-you-can-never-be-too-vigilant-pool-drowning/


Becky Patouhas, social media specialist, has been a babywearing educator since 2013. Her favorite part of her job is a tie between seeing all the cute baby pictures and helping parents get that “I can’t believe I can hold my baby AND eat!” moment. A first-generation American and mom of two small boys, she and her family live in Michigan, where she enjoys volunteering with her local babywearing group. Becky loves her Zypora meh dais (she has two!) because they’re so cushy on her shoulders. She always has a Lightly Padded ring sling in her purse because she loves the soft padding, and she thinks Isle of Skye is the best colorway out there!

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