Infant water safety is an issue that all childcare provides and parents need to be aware of. Accidents happen but accidents can also be prevented with a little bit of precaution and care. As a rule one must never leave an infant alone for even an instance without adult supervision.
Infant water safety means safety for the infant from all water related accidents like injuries, falls, burns and drowning. Injuries during baths are quite common. Since the baby’s move a lot during their baths parents must make sure that the bath area has skid proofed rugs and mats. Also there should be no sharp objects around to hurt the baby. Last but not the least no baby or child should be left unattended for even a moment during his or her bath. During bath parents can if possible regulate the temperature in the water heaters to prevent scalding. Another safety measure to prevent scalding is never to move around the child while drinking or carrying hot liquids or food.
To avoid drowning and other injuries , open bathrooms and water containers must be kept locked or out of the infants reach. Steaming appliances, stoves and other cooking appliances utensils that contain hot food must be kept out of reach of the child to avoid burns and falls. Parents should avoid having the infant around them while cooking.
Along with the above precautions in order to be well prepared for any untoward incidents a first-aid box along with a little basic knowledge of first aid is a must as a first step towards ensuring infant water safety.