Water Safety Tips


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It is getting warmer and some families who have pools in their yards would perhaps want to talk about water safety this month. I would like to make it a topic for May. Here are a few points host families and au pairs can talk about to keep the little ones safe.

  • Never allow children to swim alone or leave them unattended near water
  • Remove all toys from the pool when finished to prevent children from trying to get them on their own at a later point
  • Water vests, wings or flotation devices can give a false sense of security - never use them in place of adult supervision
  • Do not assume children are safe in water even if they have taken swim lessons
Julia Jakkaraju Julia Jakkaraju

Julia is the InterExchange Au Pair USA Local Coordinator for the San Jose area.

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