Secondary Drowning – Did You Know?
Summer brings with it lots of fun water activities and hopefully, a heightened awareness of drowning. Drowning is real and scary. It can happen at any age. It can happen in a matter of seconds. It can happen with a tsp of water. Yes, you read that correctly, a tsp of water!
In the bathtub, in the pool, anywhere there is water, drowning is a risk. As parents, we need to be adamant about watching our children in and around water. We all know never to leave a child in the bathtub, even for a second, without a responsible adult right there with them. We should be just as watchful near pools. I know it can be tempting to chat with friends, enjoy a book, check our email, etc while our kids are happily distracted by the pool fun. However, I remind you, it can happen in a matter of seconds. From a parent who had a child die in an unexpected occurrence (not drowning), take it from me and know that it can happen to anyone.
Not only is drowning real, but have you heard of secondary drowning? I hadn’t until I read this experience by parent and writer, Julie Giusti on You Beauty. Click on over and check out her article “Secondary Drowning: What Every Parent Needs To Know“. Read her experience, know the symptoms and share this reality. You may just save a child’s life. Thank you, Julie for sharing!
Be safe and have fun!