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Ways to Keep Kids Safe During Summer Water Play

water safety tipsSince it’s officially summer, you’ll want to start spending some time in the water. On a hot day, your kids will love the idea of swimming. After all, who doesn’t love the beach or pool? Even though splashing and diving are a lot of fun, they can also be dangerous. It’s important you mind your children carefully when they are near water. To ensure everyone has fun, use these tips:

1) Buddy Swim

Another swimming safety tip you should teach your children is to always swim with a buddy. It is important that your child never swims alone. Even at a public pool, or a life guarded beach, they should have a buddy. Swimming with a friend ensures that if something happens, someone is right there to get help from an adult.

2) Use Life Jackets

If you know that your child doesn’t know how to swim or isn’t a strong swimmer, make sure that they always have a life vest on near water. No matter if it’s a shallow pool or a life guarded area, things happen and you always should take precaution. When your child wears a life vest near water, mom can relax and enjoy her time!

3) Supervised Swimming

If you plan on taking your kids to the beach often this summer, make sure you enforce with them that they can only swim in designated areas. Most beaches will have sections roped off of where you can swim and where there is a lifeguard on duty. There is a reason they don’t allow people to swim in certain areas, and your kids need to follow the rules for their own safety.

4) Keep your water clean

If you have a pool in your backyard, make sure it is clean. Water safety also includes keeping the water clean and sanitary for your family. Invest in the proper tools to keep your water crystal clear!

5) No Running

This one may seem like common sense, but if you are at a pool there should be a no running rule. If your child were to fall, especially in the water, they could get seriously hurt. Chances are you are not a doctor, or a lifeguard, so save yourself from panicking by asking your children not to run near the pool.

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