How can I help prevent my child from drowning at home?

To help prevent your child from drowning at home:
  • Do not leave a child alone in a bathtub or near water. A child can drown in as little as an inch of water in only 1 to 2 minutes! If the phone or doorbell rings, wrap the child up in a towel and take him with you. Better yet, let the phone ring.
  • If there are children in the house, always leave toilet lids closed. Use a toilet-lid lock.

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