• Always empty buckets, pails, and bathtubs completely after use.
  • Never leave water containers unattended.
  • Children can drown in 2 inches of water.
  • Turn buckets and pails upside down when not in use.
  • Always watch children in the bathroom.
  • Never leave children alone in the bathtub.
  • Never leave a child alone in the care of another child.
  • Bathtub support rings do not protect children from drowning.
  • Close the toilet lid seat.

Pool Safety Tips

  • Always appoint an adult person to watch children in or near the pool.
  • Never take your eyes off children.
  • Stay alert and avoid distractions like reading or talking on the phone.
  • Always have a phone near for emergencies.
  • Always have a life-saving device nearby.
  • Always teach children to swim.
    • Do not rely on water wings or other inflation toys.
  • If your child can’t swim, stay in arm’s reach.
  • Always remove toys from pool when not swimming to prevent temptation for them to swim when you are not around.
  • Always secure the pool area.
    • Lockable covers should be on hot tubs, spas or whirlpools.
    • Fencing needs self-latching and self-closing gates.
      • Fences should be 5 feet tall.
      • Latches high enough the child cannot reach.
      • Locks from the inside.
      • Never prop the gates open.
  • Use door alarms for pool areas.
  • Check doggy doors to make sure they do not access a pool area.