advertisement
Updated 12 May 2014

Be safe in the water

It is estimated that more than one child drowns in South Africa every day. There are things you can do to protect your child from drowning.

0
It is estimated that more than one child drowns in South Africa every day. There are things you can do to protect your child from drowning.

Take action:
Swimming lessons for children are a good idea, but experts are divided on the age when these should start – the recommended age varies from three months to four years;
sessions should be no more than 30 minutes, as children are at increased risk of hypothermia;
excessive submersion is not a good idea, as it could lead to water intoxication;
all pools should be fenced off;
children should never swim without adult supervision.

Read more about child safety.

 
advertisement

Get a quote

advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Live healthier

Strenghten your immunity »

Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity

5 immune boosters in your kitchen

You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen.

Depression »

Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression

Depression: do you know the signs?

One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.