June 22, 2019 / Drowning Prevention

Child safety during summer break

Tragedies can happen when parents are distracted and stressed, which may be intensified during the summer months, especially if you have multiple children at home. 

It’s important for parents and caregivers to understand the threat of accidental drownings as children can drown anywhere and anytime – in as little as 20 seconds, and in one inch of water. Parents should also practice safe stress relief and understand that if a baby is crying, it is ok to put them in the crib and take a moment for yourself. Shaking a baby in frustration when the baby won’t stop crying can be fatal or cause life-long injuries. 

To learn more about how to keep children safe during the summer, read the blog from Crazy Life with Littles.