Swimming pool hazzard

Do not consider young children to be drown proof because they have had swimming lessons.

Children must be watched closely while swimming.

From: ParentingToddlers.com

Swimming Lessons

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you not start lessons to teach your child to swim until after his fourth birthday.
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Pool safety tip

Remove all toys from the pool after use so children aren’t tempted to reach for them.

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Bringing swim diaper backup

Even if your wee one is potty trained, if you’re going somewhere warm and wonderful, be sure to bring a washable swim diaper. Nobody wants pee pee in the pool.

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Don’t skimp on sunscreen

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply only about half as much sunscreen as they should.

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Swimming safety

Swimming is a favorite summertime activity. It’s also as major summer health risk for toddlers.

Even if your toddler has taken a swimming course, they should be supervised at all times when in or near water.

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Sunscreen and the outdoors

Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before going outdoors (this gives the skin a chance to absorb the lotion), then reapply every two hours — or more often if your child is sweating or playing in water.

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