Never leave your child alone near water.
Even if your child knows how to float or dog paddle, this will not help if she falls into a swimming pool, river, lake, bathtub or large container of water.
Always have a trustworthy adult watching your child or other children when near water.
Never leave your child alone in or near any body of water. A child can drown in one inch of water.
If you have a spa or hot tub, follow the safety rules for the swimming pool.
If you have a pool:
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic