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Child Safety: Preventing Drowning

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Overview

An infant or young child can drown in as little as 1 in. (2.5 cm) of water or other liquid.

The following recommendations can help you protect your child from drowning hazards.

Teaching swimming safety

Children need to learn to swim. You can help prevent drowning incidents by teaching your children basic safety rules and swimming skills.

The following are suggestions to help you prepare your child for water-related activities.


Credits for Child Safety: Preventing Drowning

Current as of: August 3, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine


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