Layers Of Protection
The more layers, the greater the chance of survival
Learn all about the Layers of protection that you should know and use when your family is around water.
LAYERS OF PROTECTION
Infant Swim Survival can give your child essential water safety skills to add an EXTRA layer of protection should they ever need it.
No child is 'DROWN PROOF' and it's really important that you remember this. However, there is an easy and quite simple way to prevent a drowning accident in the best way possible. You can do this by adding 'Layers of Protection'.
So here are the Layers Of Protection that you should add every time your family is around water:
Adult Supervision - This is a must!
- An adult MUST be supervising whenever in or around water. However, when you are distracted you do not know you are distracted. No parent or human being is perfect, it takes seconds for submersion to take place and every second in the water counts. When by water, ensure that you nominate a 'Water Watcher'. This persons job is to solely keep an eye on the children, no relaxing on holiday for them until its their turn to take a break. BUT they must make clear communication with the next nominated water watcher and ensure that person knows their role.
Deflate Paddling Pools
- Granted in the U.K very few own fancy swimming pools but most of us own a paddling pool or two. It's really important to deflate these pools and empty the water or at least keep back doors locked so your little one can't find themselves to the water unsupervised! Remember it takes just 2cm of water to drown.
- If you do infact own a swimming pool or when on holiday, does the pool have self locking gates around it? Do doors to the pools have alarms to alert you of your little one being somewhere they shouldn't?
Don't let children think they can swim if they cant!
- Anything that gives your child a false sense of security making them think they can swim, is actually endangering them! Floatation aids cause children to think they can swim, when they can't! They also teach a child that the best position in the water to breathe is vertical, so if they fell in this is the position they would stay in and sink. If you are out at sea or around the water (not in the water) then an approved and tested life jacket is essential to have in case of a fall in.
- Every parent should know this and make it a priority to at least know the basics. Remember the St.Johns ambulance infant CPR video? 5 rescue breaths, 30 chest pumps...2 rescue breaths, 30 chest pumps (repeat 2 rescue breaths and 30 chest pumps for as long as you can until help arrives.
Know the Emergency Services Number
The most popular countries..
U.K - 999
Most of Europe - 112
U.S.A - 911
*IMPORTANT INFO* - Doit4loui in no way accepts responsibility for you knowing the emergency numbers. This is YOUR responsibility to check the Emergency number of the country your staying in before you travel.
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Should all these layers fail which does happen, your child will have an extra layer of protection.
When a Child is missing, always check the pool FIRST.