Jul. 16, 2011 at 4:18pm
Children under 5 are at risk around pools, wading pools, canals, the beach and other bodies of water. Experts believe prevention is as important, or more important than the ability to swim. Drains also pose a risk of injury and present a potential hazard. Long hair, necklaces and toys also pose a risk if children are not supervised. Bottom line, experts recommend that you do not leave small children unattended around water under any circumstances.

Children under 5 are at risk around pools, wading pools, canals, the beach and other bodies of water. Experts believe prevention is as important, or more important than the ability to swim. Drains also pose a risk of injury and present a potential hazard. Long hair, necklaces and toys also pose a risk if children are not supervised. Bottom line, experts recommend that you do not leave small children unattended around water under any circumstances.