Kids face more risks nowadays than ever before, but that doesn’t mean the world should be a frightening place for your kids.
Talking to your kids, in a way that is fun and easy, about safety is something every parent should do.
Here we will look at some of the advice given by experts for how to make sure your children aware of how to be safe at home or when out of home like at swimming pool.
Talking about safety doesn’t have to be scary for kids especially when it comes to pool safety. In fact, your children are much more likely to retain what you tell them if you deliver it in a way that is fun and entertaining.
Therefore, before you even discuss about their safety at pool with your child, you need to come up with a plan of action.
Ensure that the environment is completely safe
No matter whether your kid is joining a swimming class outside or want to entertain themselves in the backyard pool at home, you should carefully check about the safety features that are essential for them.
Building a safety fence around the pool, installing a swimming pool safety cover when not in use, installing the pool alarm, etc are few important things you should check to ensure complete pool safety for babies.
Also check that safety items such as life jackets and pool floats are always available when your kids are in the pool.
Communicate with kids about safety
Consider the age of your child when you are planning to enroll your kids in swimming. If they are young enough to understand, then you can teach them about safety through songs, games or educational toys.
However if you have a teenage son or a daughter, you will want to talk to them in a way that makes them feel responsible and grownup.
Remember that you should be honest and open with your children. Trying to hide the dangers posed could do more harm than good, especially since children tend to be so inquisitive.
Do not leave the kids alone in the pool
When your children are swimming care that they should not be left unsupervised. If possible you or any other adult is always present with them when they are in the pool, to check that they are following all the safety rules strictly.
Even if they are joining the swimming classes outside, ensure that one responsible adult is always with them.
Finally, your children should know the names and numbers of at least three people they can trust in case of an emergency.
Regardless of the age of your child, make sure they know what your cell and work numbers are. Ask them what they would do if a stranger try to approach them or if there was an emergency and you were not there to protect them.