Many near-drowning and drowning accidents occur in the
bathtub and can be prevented by following these recommendations:1
Never leave a baby alone in the bathtub, even for
a moment. Always keep the baby within arm's reach.
children in charge of watching their younger siblings while bathing, even if
they are in the tub with them. Drowning can occur very quickly and
A bath seat or ring does not prevent drowning. Do not
assume a baby or young child is safe when he or she is left alone or with an
older sibling while supported by these devices.
strips or mats on the bottom of the bathtub.
Always drain the water
from the tub immediately after the bath.
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January 22, 2013
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