The Scary Truth
When we think of drowning, we often think of being completely submerged by water in either a pool, lake or in the ocean. However, the scary truth is drowning can happen anywhere—even at home.
Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 4? And most of these cases happen right at home—either in the sink, bathtubs, coolers, and even in buckets used for cleaning.
One way to prevent these hidden drowning risks at home is to avoid leaving out potential drowning hazards around the house, or even filling up the bathtub part of the way and then timing how long it takes to drain. This amount of time can serve as a guideline for parents to know how much time to supervise children.