Water is everywhere — it’s the most abundant natural resource on Earth. But to parents, the most precious thing on this planet is our children. And we spend an incredible amount of time and effort thinking about ways to keep them safe.
What Every Parent Needs To Know About Water Safety
One of the biggest threats to our children is water — we need it, but we need to respect it too because although we rely on it for keeping us alive, it can also take a life in an instant.
If you’d like to keep your kids safe this summer, you’ll want to check out this visual guide to water safety for kids by Mom Loves Best.
Why Should We Worry So Much Drowning?
Almost every adult knows someone who has died from drowning. It’s the number one cause of unintentional death in the world.
Many children lose their lives because of water — just in the U.S. alone, about 10 people die each day from drowning. Those under the age of 14 account for one in five of those deaths. That doesn’t take into account those who die in boating accidents or those who have life-changing injuries in water accidents.
But instead of fearing water and attempting to avoid it entirely, it’s best to prepare yourself and your children. After all, children are drawn to the water — they’re curious about it, and they see other people playing in it and having fun. They’re going to seek it out, and there’s no reason they can’t safely join in that fun.
The best course of action is to arm yourself and your child with knowledge and safety tips that will keep your child from becoming a statistic.
Here are a few nuggets of life-saving information you can learn from our infographic.
- What the real signs of drowning are — not the bogus drowning signs you see in Hollywood movies and television.
- How to make sure drain covers in pools are safer for children.
- Where most drowning deaths occur.
- How you can minimize your risk of a fun day turning horribly tragic.
By dedicating just a few minutes to reading about water safety, you’ll be armed with enough knowledge to keep your child safe this summer.
We hope this infographic will prove helpful and that your family will have a safe, happy summer full of wonderful memories and bonding time.
This post was written by Jenny Silverstone. Jenny is a mother of two, a lover of the outdoors, and a blogger. You can find her writing about topics such as water safety, sun protection & the importance of breastfeeding at MomLovesBest.com