includes a pool or a beach. Keep these
tips in mind anytime your family goes to the pool and the beach to
help keep everyone in the family safe to enjoy that
- NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED-Children can drown in a
few inches of water in a few minutes - teach children to stay out of the
water until an adult is supervising them.
- Watch out for the risk of electrical shock in pools and spas - see Don't Swim With Shocks - CPSC, American Red Cross Warn of Electrocutions in Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas
- Supervise young children when using restrooms and change rooms - See Safety tips for Using Public Washrooms
- Stay out of water that has been posted as unsafe for
swimming. Young children can swallow pollutants with
water and illnesses such as diarrhea and respiratory, eye,
nose and throat infections can result. If water is
unclear, objects like broken glass and other hazards won't
- Apply sunscreen liberally and often - Click here to see Sun
- Have children wear sun glasses.
- Children should be taught how to swim - lessons include safety
- Teach children to never dive into the water.
- If children want to jump in, parents should check first to see if water is
deep enough and then only feet first. Parents should be in arm's reach
- When using a slide, children should always go down feet first, one at a
time, never head first.
- Make sure children stay away from pools that are covered up and never walk
on pools in the winter.
- Teach children to stay away from frozen lakes, rivers and
ponds - see First Aid Safety Tips from St. John's Ambulance - Dangers of Spring Rivers
- Review with your children your
family’s basic safety rules eg, no running, pushing, or hurting other
children, respect for other children and people using the beach or pool and
NEVER PUSH ANYONE UNDER THE WATER.
- Check the beach or pool area for safety including any
chemicals that may be around pool area.
- Teach children and keep them away from all water sources, especially
- Always get out of a pool or lake if a storm is approaching.
- Lifejackets are a great idea for young children - inflatable toys are not
safety devices and play with them must be closely supervised.
- Use your common sense as parents to ensure your vacation is Hotel Fun 4
- Long hair should be tied up and loose clothing should not be worn in the
- Young children should not go into spas or hot tubs.
- Watch that children do not touch any pool chemicals.
- Teach children to obey pool safety rules.
- Always wear life jackets in boats.
- Warn your children to stay
away from drains, filters and drain covers in
pools and hot tubs - this is very dangerous – see Travel News -
click the symbol:
- Hot Tubs also present a danger to children when the heat
is too high - see Winter Safety Tips
for more information.
- Watch for Althlete's Foot Fungus between the toes - toes
get itchy and skin cracks in the folds. Althlete's
Foot is contagious. Wearing sandals around the pool
and changerooms can reduce the risk of infection.
Cotton Socks and Leather or cotton shoes allow feet to
breathe. Sprinkle baking soda in shoes to absorb
moisture. Treat immediately and pack treatment powder - First Aid Tips
for tips on what to pack in a first aid travel bag. It
can spread to hands so tell children not to scratch which
can lead to serious infection. Use a separate towel
for feet of the infected person to avoid spreading.
All tips are offered as suggestions
only. While we have tried to provide you with a list
of suggestions to help parents when travelling with
children to keep them safe, unfortunately, we can’t
think of everything and it is the responsibility of
parents to ensure their children’s safety.
CPSC Warns about
Pool Hazards, Reports 250 Deaths of Young Children Annually - Federal
Agency Launches Drowning Prevention Initiative, Holding Public Hearings
Don't Swim With Shocks - CPSC, American Red Cross Warn of Electrocutions in Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas
CPSC, Industry &
Safety Groups Mark Baby Safety Month with Drowning Prevention Campaign
See the following sections for specific tips:
Pools and Parasites- Keeping Your Child Safe - The Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) Warns Parents about Dangerous Waterborne Bacteria and Parasites Peak During Late Summer
First Aid Safety Tips for Managing an Emergency from St. John's Ambulance
Keep the Bugs at Bay, Eight Tips for a Bug Free Summer
First Aid Tips for Cleaning, Treating and Protecting Minor Wounds
Safety News - Summer Safety Warning - Press Release from Consumer Product Safety Commission
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