With Kids at the Pool, Part II


Continued from Part I.

Hot Tub

Not only is it easy for young children to overheat or drown in hot tubs, but it is also a place for respiratory infections to propagate due to the breathing of steam and moisture. Better be careful than sorry.

Unattended swimming

It's easy to want to enter relaxation mode and close your eyes to the pool. After all, most parents think that if their child is in danger, they will hear them clap or scream, but this is not the case. Parents should constantly monitor their children because drowning usually happens very quietly. Check them frequently and make sure they are always within adult reach, just in case.

Playing with dangerous toys

According to one study, the most common pool toys you can buy for children - such as rings and other inflatables - are often treated with potentially harmful chemicals, some of which have been designated as carcinogenic. To make sure your child's toys are safe, do the odor test: As recommended, the worst ingredients often smell like almonds, plastic, rubber, glue, or nail polish.

Swimming near the filters

Pool filters should not be something to worry about when you get your child to swim and have fun, but accidents can happen. A girl's hair may be sucked in, keeping her under water too long before she swims out. It is best to teach your child to stay away from them from a young age.

Shallow waters

Water-related illnesses are always possible when you go to the pool, but your child is at a much higher risk of acute gastrointestinal illness if he or she swallows water from shallow areas of the pool. According to studies, these areas tend to be much more polluted.