One of the most important things you can do as the parent of a toddler is to learn about pool safety. Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages 1-4 than any other cause except for congenital anomalies (birth defects). While you might not have a pool in your own backyard, children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water. Over 3,000 people die a year from drowning and about 1 in 5 of these drownings are children. You can never start teaching your little one about pool safety too soon, and it is something they will benefit from lifelong! Keep in mind, while we have focused on pools here these tips are helpful for other situations too.
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