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Safety & Prevention

​Water is one of the most ominous hazards your child will encounter. Young children can drown in only a few inches of water, even if they've had swimming instruction. Swimming lessons are not a way to prevent drowning in young children.
Pediatrician Ari Brown, MD, comes on the Healthy Children Radio show on RadioMD to talk about when to begin swimming lessons, pool safety precautions, life jackets and other tips to keep your children safe around water.


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