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Splish,'s summertime!

It is definitely summertime in NC! 90 and 100-degree days this week mean that we’ll all be trying to escape the blistering heat by heading to the pool, the lake, or the beach. In the midst of the relaxation, however, don’t forget to keep a close eye on your little ones! Water accidents can happen in no time, and unfortunately, drowning ranks second behind motor vehicle accidents as a leading cause of death in young children.

So, what can you do to keep your kids happily splashing this summer?

  • Never leave your child unsupervised in the water. If your child is less than age 5, keep them within an arm’s length at all times. This goes for any body of water, including bathtubs!
  • Children must wear life jackets while boating or near large bodies of water. Make sure the life jacket is the right size (labels should have weight requirements) and fits snugly with all of the proper belts snapped. For children under 5, pick one with a flotation collar in order to keep their heads out of the water. Stick one on the kids at the pool too – but never substitute a life jacket for adult supervision!
  • Enforce safety rules at the pool – no running or horseplay! Never allow your little daredevil to dive into the shallow end of the pool and supervise while on the diving board.

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