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Accidental Drowning: Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips for water safety from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Air Date: March 27, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Ari Brown, MD
Dr Ari Brown 2005 c resizedDr. Ari Brown is an Austin Tx based pediatrician, author of the Baby 411 parenting book series, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has appeared in numerous national TV shows and print media and is a medical advisor for Parents Magazine. She is passionate about empowering parents with accurate information to make good decisions for their children's health and wellness.
Accidental Drowning: Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water
Water is one of the most ominous hazards your child will encounter. Young children can drown in only a few inches of water, even if they've had swimming instruction.

Swimming lessons are not a way to prevent drowning in young children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) feels strongly that parents should never - even for a moment - leave children alone near open bodies of water, such as lakes or swimming pools, nor near water in homes (bathtubs, spas).


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