CHECK YOUR POOL
Drowning doesn’t only happen in warmer months. Even in winter children are attracted to the pool, even though there is less activity in that section of your garden when it is cold. The most practical way to ensure that your pool area is safe is to apply a very strict multi-layer safety approach. Pools should be covered with a pool cover or pool net and enclosed by a lockable fence – especially when not in use. Andrew Reed, director of Aqua-net, says, “A multi-layer safety approach should be in place throughout the entire year.”
“While we strongly encourage a multi-layer safety approach, we would like to reiterate that it is in no way a replacement for active adult supervision. It is also vital that the adult supervising knows what to do when a near-drowning or drowning occurs.”
Consult the section on drowning in the supplement that comes free with this issue of Your Baby.