Water Safety at Home

Parents need to keep a close eye on infants and young children, especially as they learn to crawl.

  • Never leave your child alone in the bathtub—even for a moment. Bath seats are only bathing aids and can tip over

  • Empty water from containers, such as large pails and 5-gallon buckets, immediately after use

  • Keep bathroom doors closed. Install doorknob covers or a hook-and-eye latch or other lock that is out of reach

  • Keep toilets closed. Always close the toilet lid, and consider using a toilet lid latch

  • If you have a pool, no one should ever swim alone

  • Empty small blow-up pools after each use

  • Keep toys away from the pool when not in use

  • No tricycles or other riding toys at poolside

  • No electrical appliances near pool

  • No diving in a pool that is not deep enough

  • No running on the pool deck

  • Keep steps or ladders out when the pool is not in use