Drowning is one of the most preventable hazards with active supervision and simple barriers installed, but one of the quickest, most silent and irreversible injuries. If a child is ever momentarily missing, look in the pool or other water locations first. It can take less than a few minutes for death or irreversible brain damage to occur. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 14 years old.

  • Fill the tub only as much as required for bathing the infant. Empty the tub completely after bath.
  • Lock toilets and latch bathrooms doors to prevent access to young children.
  • Remove unstable furniture, large wall art, pedestal stands, plants/plant stands, lamps, etc. from the child's environment.
  • Install pool fences and use swimming pool alarms if you have a swimming pool.
  • Learn CPR and swimming. Teach children how to swim at an early age.
  • Use Floor cushions or playmats, for children learning to crawl or walk on marble/hard floors.
  • Use door locks, door alarms, pool alarms, automatic pool covers, and self-closing self-latching gates add extra layers of protection.
  • Leaving infants in a bathtub to answer the phone, door or to get a towel. Babies should NEVER be left alone in a bathtub even for a moment
  • Leaving filled buckets of liquid accessible to children.
  • Using flotation devices as a substitute for supervision.
  • Leaving wading pools unattended after the swim – they should be emptied immediately.
  • Leaving children to swim alone, even if they have learnt swimming.