Surprising Home Drowning Hazards
Did you know that a small child can drown in as little as one to two inches of water -- which is just enough to submerge her mouth and nose? Be sure to childproof these danger zones in your home and yard.
Never leave a child under 4 alone in the tub or near a running bath. A school-age child can bathe by himself -- but a parent should stay within earshot.
Baby bath seats or rings
Never leave your child unattended in a bath seat -- he could slip down into the water and get trapped underneath, or the ring could tip over.
Buckets and containers
Keep toilet cover down and bathroom door closed at all times. Install a toilet-cover safety latch.
Make sure the top of your diaper pail fits securely and can't be lifted off by small fingers.
Empty child-size pools after use and store on their sides.