Water Safety Tips
The unofficial start to summer is almost upon us, which means lots of us are getting ready for long days spent at the beach and pool!
Here are 5 tips to help you keep your kids safe this summer:
1. Use a life vest.
A life vest is essential for babies and kids who are new to swimming, but it’s also beneficial for bigger kids who are more capable swimmers – especially if you’ll be boating! We love these ones by Salus Marine. They’re super comfy (so kids won’t mind wearing them for hours) and designed to offer unprecedented safety and security for babies and kids.
2. Use the buddy system.
Even if you’re a strong swimmer, you’re always safer with a buddy looking out for you. If you’ve got little ones in the water, make sure that buddy is an adult.
3. Never leave your little ones unattended.
Accidents can happen it seconds, so it’s important to make sure that kids have constant supervision while they’re in the water. If you’re swimming with a toddler, a good rule is to always have them within arm’s reach of you so that you can keep them safe.
4. Be Prepared.
Keep a first-aid kit ready in case of any accidents or mishaps, and brush up on your CPR skills to get ready for the season. Hopefully you’ll never have to use them, but it’s always better to know what to do in case of an emergency.
5. Use sunscreen!
A nasty sunburn will quickly put an end to your outdoor fun, so make sure to practice sun safety and make sure that everyone wears sunscreen. Look for water resistant formulas that will stand up to all of your time spent by the water.
How do you and your family practice water safety? Let us know in the comments!
Salus Marine’s personal floation device designs have garnered industry accolades and international attention. This Canadian company designs it’s PFD’s to ensure safety for children and products like the Salus Marine Bijoux Baby Vest and Salus Marine Nimbus Infant Vest demonstrate this dedication. Not only are Salus Marine PFD’s designed with safety in mind, but ensuring comfort in keeping these devices on.