– Home Water Hazards for Young Children

Each year many young children drown in swimming pools, other bodies of water, and standing water around the home:

  • Bathtubs, even with baby bathtub “supporting ring” devices
  • Buckets and pails, especially 5-gallon buckets and diaper pails
  • Ice chests with melted ice
  • Toilets
  • Hot tubs, spas, and whirlpools
  • Irrigation ditches, post holes, and wells
  • Fish ponds, fountains

Children must be watched by an adult at all times when in or near water. Children may drown in an inch or 2 of water. Stay within an arm’s length of your child.

Source: Healthy Children

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