Drowning occurs even when an adult is around.
This summer, don’t let your guard down. Drowning occurs even when an adult is around.
Child drowning is one of the main causes of infant mortality according to the WHO. Mainly affecting young children from 1 to 5 years old. That is why we remind you of the importance of not neglecting our children when they are in the pool or in the sea.
It is very sad to know that 88% of childhood drownings occur when adults are around. Drowning happens in a quick and subtle way. And it is important to remember that no other child should be the caregiver of a smaller one. When a child is in the pool or in the sea they must be watched at all times. We cannot get lost with reading a book or, something very common these days, the cell phone.
Also, don’t expect your child to call you if he’s in trouble Therefore, the only preventive measure is NOT TO TAKE YOUR EYES FROM ABOVE HIM. Or simply be with them at the same time in the water. Remember: 7 out of 10 children drown due to a momentary parental oversight. And since a drowning happens in seconds.
DO NOT LOWER YOUR GUARD.