Waters are a huge danger to children's safety. Whether it is the fountain, the lake, the bathtub, the toilet or the bucket, the smaller the child, the greater the danger of drowning around them. There are also other dangers and conditions in which children are predisposed to water: conjunctivitis, infections, bites, etc. Protect the child when it is around the water!
What water sources do you have to be very careful about?
Swimming pools are considered the main hazards for the safety of the child. The sources of water drainage from the pools can attract the child under water and there is danger of drowning; In addition, most cases of skin diseases and conjunctivitis appear from the pool.
And at sea there is a very high risk of drowning, jellyfish bites and shells.
Fountains, toilets (when the child infuses them with toys and then draws water without stopping), tub and bucket are sources of drowning for the little ones. Specialists claim that a small child can drown in very small waters, which should not exceed their body level.
How do you protect the child around the water?
The most important thing is to not leave him unattended around them. If you are with him at the pool or at the sea, you must always go with him in the water and keep him in good hands.
If you have a fountain in the yard, buckets full of water, inflatable pool or other water sources make sure they are isolated, emptied, or that you always stay with the child while he or she spends in the garden. It is crucial that there are no water sources in the play area that can put them in danger.
The pools must necessarily have hot water, with temperatures between 28.8 and 30.5 degrees Celsius. They must be disinfected with special products and the surfaces thoroughly cleaned periodically.
Make sure that in locations with the pool or at sea there are lifeguards and first aid points in case of danger. You could even learn first aid measures to be ready at any time to save the child's life, until the doctors come.
Vigilance remains the main preventive method of unpleasant accidents.
What if the little one slips into the deep water?
If your baby falls into deep water, even for a few seconds, it is important to react promptly, but keep calm. Get the child out of the water as soon as possible. If he stays too long you may be unconscious.
When removing it, make sure you hold it below the level of the chest. Strip it from the wet clothes and wrap it in a dry towel. Call salvation, and if you know how to apply the first resuscitation techniques. Try the mouth-to-mouth breathing method first. Check his pulse and breathing constantly. Do these things until the doctors come.
At what age can swimming lessons begin?
A good way to keep your child safe is to teach him to swim. You can initiate it yourself or give it to special swimming courses. The children are developed enough to be able to cope with the lessons around the age of 4 years. In addition, besides these lessons it is important to explain them every time they enter the water, which are the safety rules, until they learn them.
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