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Summer Pool Safety

When summer rolls around, Arizona families hit the pool to help keep cool in the heat. While pool days are a lot of fun for kids of all ages, it is important to note that pools can also be a real danger. For this reason, it is essential that you take precautionary measures, and provide proper care to your children around the pool at all times.

For the safety of your children this summer, consider the following pool safety tips from Pediatrix, a top AZ pediatrics practice with expertise in child and infant care in Phoenix:

  • Never leave young children alone in or near the water under any circumstances.
  • Keep older children safe by employing a buddy system.
  • Appoint an adult or two to watch over the pool at all times.
  • Enroll children in swimming lessons at an early age, so they are able to prevent themselves from drowning in the case of an accident, such as a fall.
  • Ensure that rescue equipment, such as a life ring, is easily accessible.
  • Keep a cellphone or landline within reach.
  • Never leave toys near the pool as your child may fall in while trying to retrieve them.
  • Place alarms on any doors or windows that lead to your backyard pool.
  • Consider installing a fence with locked doors around the perimeter of your pool.

To most enjoy days at the pool this summer, keep the above tips in mind, and also simply take the time to talk with children about the importance of pool safety. Establishing a strict set of pool safety rules from the start of summer will help to keep your family completely safe at all times. If you plan to use Glendale child care providers to watch your children at any point this summer, make sure that they are well aware of pool rules as well.

In addition to pool safety rules for protection of your child, also make sure that their overall health and wellbeing is in tip top shape this summer by visiting a physician specializing in child and infant care in Phoenix, such as Pediatrix. Our AZ pediatrics department is highly regarded by medical professionals specializing in AZ pediatrics as well as patients and parents. We are affiliated with many highly ranked hospitals throughout the Valley, and our department of pediatrics in Phoenix has a strong record of customer satisfaction. To schedule an appointment with our department of pediatrics in Phoenix, call Pediatrix, your number one choice for child and infant care in Phoenix, at (602) 866-0550 or contact us online.

Posted in Blog on June 20th, 2014