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July 3, 2014

Water safety tips

GROVES —  Water safety tips

• Watch kids around the water at all times

• Never leave small children alone near water inside or outside the house. This includes pools, lakes, bathtubs and even toilets

• Never leave  a baby alone for a bath for any reason. Get what you need before you start and take the baby with you if you leave.

• Warn baby-sitters or caregivers that young children need constant supervision near water.

• Make sure toddlers can’t slip out of the house and get to pools or hot tubs.

• Secure swimming pools with fences and self-closing and latching gates.

• Don’t leave toys in or near water where they may attract a small child.

• Don’t assume young children will use good judgment around water.

• Be ready for emergencies. Learn CPR and keep emergency phone numbers handy.

• Find out if your child’s friends or neighbors have pools and know these safety tips.

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