children around any water environment (pool, stream, lake, tub, toilet,
bucket of water), no matter what skills your child has acquired and
no matter how shallow the water.
rely on substitutes. The use of flotation devices and inflatable toys
cannot replace parental supervision. Such devices could suddenly shift
position, lose air, or slip out from underneath, leaving the child in
a dangerous situation.
children in a water safety course or "Enroll
children in Learn to swim classes". Your decision to provide
your child with an early aquatic experience is a gift that will have
infinite rewards. These courses encourage safe practices.
should take a CPR course. Knowing these skills can be important around
the water and you will expand your capabilities in providing care for
your child. You can contact your local
Red Cross to enroll in a Infant
& Child CPR training program.