With summer in full swing, it’s important for every parent to understand how to keep their kids safe in the water.

Many parents mistakenly believe that their babies are born with the natural ability to swim. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true, and many babies and young children die every year due to drowning. Whether your child is swimming in a pool, a lake or even just playing in a plastic kid’s pool in the backyard, it’s important to consider water safety. Check out our Newtown day care’s latest blog to learn about the water safety tips we’ve already covered. Here are a few more from our child care experts:

#4. Empty all bathtubs, buckets, etc.

Children don’t just drown in pools and lakes, they can easily drown in smaller bodies of water in your own backyard or home. In fact, children who aren’t yet a year old are more likely to drown in a bucket or a bathtub than a larger body of water. Rain barrels, kiddie pools and even bird baths should all be emptied and turned upside down when you can’t be there to supervise.

#5. Designate a lifeguard when there is a group.

If you are having a get-together or a party, it’s easy to assume that someone is watching the kids among all those people, but those kinds of assumptions can be dangerous. Designate a lifeguard amongst the adults, so that you can rest assured that someone is watching the kids.

#6. Get CPR certified.

Although no parent ever wants to have to think about administering CPR on their child, it’s important to be prepared for the worst. Learning CPR could save your child’s life, and which makes it an essential thing for every parent to learn.

In addition to keeping your child safe, we are also dedicated to helping him or her prepare for a successful future. Contact us today to learn more.