HEALTHDAY - KIDS HEALTH

Mar 13, 2013 7:00 AM by Diana Kohnle

Health Tip: Be Careful With Kids Around Water at Home

(HealthDay News) -- Water hazards can be found throughout just about any home, but parents can take a few precautions to help protect children from water-related injuries at home.

The Safekids.org website shares these safety guidelines for parents regarding water safety at home:

  • Always close the doors to laundry rooms and bathrooms.
  • Never keep water in large 5-gallon buckets at home; always empty them out, turn them upside down and store them out of reach of children.
  • Make sure that toilet lids are always closed and use toilet-seat locks.
  • Always completely drain the bathtub as soon as bath time is over.

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