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Top water-safety tip: Watch your kid!

June 2, 2009

Contributed by Dr. J.J. Linder, medical director of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center's emergency room.

Question: My husband and I recently had a baby. We're concerned because we have a pool in the backyard. What can we do to keep our child safe?

Answer: According to the Children's Safety Zone, there were 153 water-related incidents in the Valley last year, which resulted in 49 deaths - 16 of them were children 12 and younger. These are shocking and sad statistics because one drowning is too many.

The No. 1 thing parents can do to protect their child from drowning is to always watch their child around water. This not only includes swimming pools, but also canals, bathtubs, buckets and toilets.

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Reproduced with permission from:
The Arizona Republic

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