Got Kids? Then Water Safety Is Top Priority in the Summer! 5 Tips! by Holly Budde

2 years ago
Got Kids? Then Water Safety Is Top Priority in the Summer! 5 Tips!

Summer is here, and that means time to play in the water. A favorite summer pastime, swimming, also can be dangerous. 

  • Never rely on swimming lessons alone. 
  • Teach kids to respect the water and watch them constantly. 
  • When you're swimming with your kids at the pool, beach or lake, stay off the phone until break time. 
  • In the boat or at the shore, make sure all kids have life jackets.
  • Never rely on floatation devices. 

Safety first! I've had both my kids in the water since infancy, they are avid swimmers and water sportsman, yet these rules are never bent.

Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
These are important tips Holly. And be careful about vacation kid programs. Make sure the staff is CPR and life guard is present. My son had a near drowning accident when he was five at a kids program. Be safe!

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