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How can I keep my child safe around water in the house?

Water hazards are everywhere around the home, not just in the bathtub. Babies under age one often drown in toilets, buckets, and bathtubs. Each year about 50 infants in the United States drown after falling head-first into large buckets filled with water or other liquids that have been left unattended. It pains me to think of it. Empty and overturn water containers when you have finished using them, and keep doors to bathrooms and laundry rooms closed and toilet seats down.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

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