As temperatures start to rise and with stay-at-home orders in effect, your family may be spending more time at the pool than ever before. However, many swimming lessons have been canceled with city and private swim schools closed, which leaves parents with the ultimate responsibility for teaching their children water safety. Keep these water safety […]
Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children between the ages of five and 24. Keep these year-round water safety reminders to ensure your children are safe around water.
Drowning tends to peak in summer months. A CHOC pediatrician discusses secondary drowning, another danger, albeit rare, that parents should be aware of.
In cases of drowning, not all victims die. Fatal drowning are usually the most publicized, but what the public often doesn’t hear are the tragic stories of near-drowning survivors who face lifelong disabilities due to the lack of oxygen to their brains. An estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and younger are hospitalized each year for […]
Summer is in full swing, and it’s all about safety this season, whether your family is enjoying a fun day at the beach, or a barbecue in your backyard! Check out these helpful reminders to ensure your little ones have a fun and safe summer. Don’t forget to check back on the CHOC Blog for more summer safety […]