It's that time of year again...Summer Safety Week at La Petite Baleen. This is a very important time for all of us to brush up on our safety reminders for the upcoming summer season. For a full list of summer safety reminders read our entry from last year:
For our stance on arm floaties/water wings click here:
For our opinion on "Drown Proofing" your child or "ISR" please click here:
When planning your vacations this summer, please consider that drowning is the NUMBER ONE cause of accidental death in children ages 5 & under. LAYERS OF PROTECTION are required to help prevent drowning. We follow the Safer 3 Foundation principles:
If you're considering renting a house with an un-gated or un-netted pool please reconsider. Relying on "closed doors" and "alarms" are not realistic methods of drowning prevention. Being around a home pool without safety barriers is like putting your child in a car without a seatbelt or car seat, only their risk of death by drowning is higher than it is in a car accident.
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