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Accidental Drowning: Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Ari Brown, MD
Guest Bio
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.
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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