This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Water Safety Tips Every Parent Needs to Know for Summer
A classic family tradition when it’s summer is going out for a swim. I have two water babies, although it took some time for both of them to be okay with having a bath during their first year. Now my kids are ready to jump to any sprinkler, water table or pool they see but I make sure that I have safety measures ready to prevent any accidents.
In partnership with Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen I’m bringing you tips to keep your family safe in all events. Water safety is one of the most important cores of this program.
Be Active When Supervising
Put the phone down, keep the summer book club to a time when you don’t have your kids around and make sure you are focusing on them in and near water. It only takes a few seconds for something to go wrong. Take a picture if you must and then tuck it away and save the uploading and captions for later.
Make the Risks Minimal
If you get rid of things that can cause a danger first, then you have less risks to worry about. If you have a pool make sure there is a fence installed around it. My boys are amazing at their magic tricks of getting into a room they were suppose to be kept out of.
Even though we don’t have a pool at home, I know that this would one of the first steps I took to make sure that they couldn’t get access. Make sure anything that holds water, tubs and kiddie pools are emptied as well. It can take only a few inches for someone to drown.
Offer swimming lessons once they are available. Some places have classes to teach babies while others wait until they are older.
Be Prepared for Anything
Make sure that you are trained in CPR and First Aid as well, and just because you think you know the signs of drowning doesn’t mean that you do. Following up with these questions in a water safety class will really make you surprised at the little signs you could miss.
Just as I count on lifeguards to have my child’s needs in their best interest, I know that I do too. Taking CPR classes was actually very easy to find right through my local ambulance company and it provided me with knowledge that I can help anyone at any time.
With these steps you can help keep your children safe, happy and splashing in the water! Tell me an important tip that you follow or a time when you used your water safety to save someone.