All Blog Posts Tagged 'drowning' (8)

How easy is it to watch your kids?

Who has lost track of your child for a minute? A few minutes? Come on, I know I’m not the only one who has had that shot of pure panic at Target when one kid was begging for a toy and the other decided to play hide-and-seek under the clothing racks. Or how about at the airport when you are scanning the carousel for your luggage and suddenly realized your kids aren’t right next to you? At the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on February 17, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Schools that teach life lessons...

There are some amazing programs out there on water safety and drowning prevention. I was inspired by a couple of stories this week and wanted to share one of them. First,

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on February 11, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Tag, you're it! A great game that keeps your kids safe at the pool.

Mary Ann Downing of Pool Safety Solutions posted a great technique for keeping kids safe at backyard pools. Check out http://www.ehow.com/how_5884519_use-safer-backyard-pool-event.html?shared=true. Basically, each responsible adult takes the ‘tag’ and spends 10 minutes watching all the kids near and in the pool. When the 10 minutes is up they ‘tag’ another adult who then spends 10 minutes. What I love… Continue

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 27, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Are you heading to the beach for spring break? Identifying safe surf....

Have you ever been caught in a current and felt like you were out of control? When I was about 13 I spent the summer with my cousins in Los Angeles. On a trip to Santa Monica beach I vividly remember being smashed down by the surf while I was body surfing. I was twisted and turned by the waves, dragged out to sea with the sand scrapping my stomach and back. I frantically tried to get a foot-hold but it seemed forever (probably less than a minute) before I could connect my feet with the ocean… Continue

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 20, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Blogging Mom Shellie Loses Little Son to Drowning Accident

A few days ago, a little boy died. He wasn’t even three years old, and apparently he died by drowning in the family’s pool, right in front of his mother’s eyes.



I am sick to my stomach about this. I don’t know this family, I don’t know the whole story, but as a mother I can’t even fathom what his mother must be going through right now. Her life will never be the same. Instead of judging her or this tragedy in any way, I am sending only compassionate thoughts her way.



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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 19, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall....turn around and hang on! My kids have been doing ‘Humpty Dumptys’ since they were 6 months old. Water safety is the first line of defense in keeping kids safe. They sit on the side of the pool and you recite the familiar nursery rhyme and help them ‘fall’ into the water, head above water first and then as they get comfortable they lean forward and fall under the water, then you help them ‘turn around and hold on’. Say the words over… Continue

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 11, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Could you save Emily's life?

At a popular Australian pool last week, Matthew Kennedy, an 8-year old boy with autism, a severe speech impediment and learning difficulties, recognized that Emily, a 3-year old girl, was in distress. He jumped in, grabbed her arms, lifted her head above the water and pulled her out of the pool. Emily was unconscious and foaming at the mouth. Matthew’s father and the lifeguard began CPR, Emily began to breathe again and she was taken to the emergency room, still alive.



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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 9, 2009 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Teaching swimming = healthy kids + safe kids

A study released this week* proved that participation in formal swimming lessons cuts the risk of drowning for children ages 1-4 by 88%. Remember the first time you gave your new baby a bath? That rather concerned look on their face when you lowered them carefully into the water and then that flicker of recognition, ‘oh yes, water, I floated in my warm and comforting cocoon for the previous 9 months before you ejected me in a rather forceful manner’. I remember that my two quickly came to love… Continue

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 28, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

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