Monday, 12 January 2015

Drowning And Near Drowning, Some Scary Statistics

A few years ago when I took my children to Jamaica by myself, we spent most of the time by the pool and on one of the days my worst nightmare came true when Beth, who was 7 at the time got out of her depth and started to struggle in the water. Zach starting to scream in panic but he was only 8 years old at the time. I jumped in the water to get to her and by the time I got there, another holidaymaker had got hold of her and the lifeguard was there too. It was the scariest few moments of my life and I didnt relax for the rest of the holidy when we were by a pool. This has always made me panic around water with the children and even now I dont leave Tilly alone in the bath and she is nearly 5 years old.

Each year 170 children are admitted to hospital after nearly drowning - and not just from playing in public swimming pools. This is because a small child can drown in less than two centimetres of water, so you need to be just as vigilant at bath time too. It’s never too early to start teaching your children good safety habits. Obviously, swimming lessons are an excellent starting point and will help your children build confidence in and around water.

 I came across a great website that describes in detail vital statistics and the factors influencing drowning risks, where most incidents are likely to happen, as well as good safety tips and advice about child safety at home.
For more information you can take a look at this website here, so pop over and take a look: 

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