NEW AAP PARENT RESOURCE: POOL DANGERS WHEN IT’S NOT SWIMMING TIME

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children between ages 1 and 4, and most drownings in this age group take place in a home pool or spa. A new article on the American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents, HealthyChildren.org, recommends ways parents can help keep children safe around home swimming pools and hot tubs―all year long―in their backyard, at a neighbor's house, or on vacation.  For more water safety resources, or to interview an AAP drowning prevention expert, contact Lisa Black in AAP Public Affairs at lblack@aap.org.