Measures to prevent drowning
Never leave your child unattended in or near water!
Do not use flotation devices (arms, inflatables, coils, etc.) as a substitute for supervision.
Φροντίστε να μάθει το παιδί σας swimming όσο το δυνατόν νωρίτερα (συνήθως μετά τα 4 έτη), από εξειδικευμένους εκπαιδευτές. Είναι προτιμότερο να συμμετέχετε μαζί του στα μαθήματα κολύμβησης.
Never assume that your child is "immune" to drowning, even if he knows how to swim well. Small children (especially those under 6) should be closely supervised by an adult while swimming.
Teach your child that he should never swim alone!
If your child is small, be with them constantly when they bathe.
Empty the tub as soon as you finish bathing.
Never let the older child supervise the younger.
Keep the bathroom door locked so that the child cannot enter without you noticing.
In the swimming pool
If you have a pool in your home make sure to FULLY FENCE it. Install a door that closes and locks automatically. All doors and windows leading to the pool must be secure and prevent small children from accessing the pool.
In fact, it is good that the doors have a motion detector with an alarm that alerts when someone enters the pool area. Of course, protective railings and "effective" doors are preventive measures, but they can in no way replace supervision!
Make sure that there are no tables and chairs near the pool fence, because the child can climb and enter the pool.
Remove the toys from the pool area, as a child playing with the toys may fall into the water.
Have a phone by the pool. So you won't have to leave the child alone if someone calls you. Have the emergency numbers next to the phone.
Make sure that the rescue equipment (rope, reel, etc.) is available next to the pool