In the latest heat wave temperatures have been soaring, the sun has been blazing and the grass is rapidly turning brown. 2018 seems to be a year of extremes of temperature from blizzards in March to heat waves in July. I love the sun as does my daughter and having a paddling pool in the garden is an absolute essential for us. Water plays a huge role in our summer fun.
Fun in the water can turn to tragedy in the blink of an eye. Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water and I am sure most people have heard of families who have lost children in the most tragic of circumstances in the water.
Home swimming pools are the most likely place for 1 – 4 year olds to drown. Of those that have drowned, they had often been gone less than 5 minutes and had recently been seen inside the house. Under 1s are more likely to drown in buckets, toilets or baths.
Nothing can ever be 100% safe, and children are often silent when they drown but there are some really simple things you can do to improve water safety in your home. Make sure you enjoy the summer and keep cool in this heat wave. If you haven’t already done so why not enrol your child in some swimming lessons? This can lessen the risk of drowning by around 80%
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