Indoors Safety Tips:
Never leave small children alone near any
container of water. This includes toilets, tubs,
aquariums, or mop buckets.
Keep bathroom doors closed and secure toilet
lids with lid locks.
Never leave a baby alone in a bath for any
reason. Get the things you need before
running water. Infants can drown in any
amount of water. So if you must leave the
room take the child with you.
Warn babysitters or caregivers about the
dangers of water to young children and stress
the need for constant supervision.
Make sure small children cannot leave the
house through pet doors or unlocked doors
and get to pools or hot tubs.
Outdoors Safety Tips
Never leave children alone around with water
whether it is in a pool, wading pool, drainage
ditch, creek, pond or lake.
Constantly watch children who are swimming
or playing in water. They need an adult or
certified lifeguard watching and within reach.
Secure access to swimming pools. Use
fences, self-closing and latching gates, and
water surface alarms.
Completely remove pool covers when the
pool is in use.
Store water toys away from the water when
not in use so they don’t attract a small child.
Don’t assume young children will use good
judgment and caution around water.
Be ready for emergencies. Keep emergency
telephone numbers handy and learn CPR.
If they are going to visit a friend, neighbor or
relative, find out if your child’s friends or
neighbors has a pool at home and what
safety precautions they have in place.