1. EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION
The most critical line of defense is adult supervision. No level of aquatic skill can replace active supervision. If your child is ever missing, look in the water first.
2. POOL FENCES
Install a permanent 4-sided fence with self-locking gates. Ensure that the pool fence is at least 3-5 feet from the pool edge.
Make sure all doors and windows leading to the pool are locked and alarmed.
4. SURVIVAL SWIMMING LESSONS
A moment's inattention does not have to cost a child their life. Survival float training is an added layer of protection, teaching your child water survival skills in a completely safe environment.
If an emergency happens, it is essential parents and families are prepared. Learn to perform CPR on children and adults and remember to update those skills regularly.
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I struggle with watery eyes, dry skin and sunburns with traditional over-the-counter sunblock. I found this recipe and it works GREAT! I want to share this with all my moms and dads out there because this is great for babies.
1/2 cup almond or olive oil
1/4 cup coconut oil (natural SPF 4)
1/4 cup beeswax
2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide (non nano version and do not inhale). This makes a natural SPF of 20+ or more can be added.
3 DROPS helichrysum essential oil (7 spf)
3 drops myrrh essential oil (7 spf)
5 drops peppermint essential oil (7 spf)
5 drops lavender essential oil (5 spf)
Optional:1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil & 2 tablespoons Shea Butter (natural spf 4-5)
Mix everything, except the zinc oxide, right into an 8oz mason jar. Fill a saucepan with some water and put on medium heat. Place the mason jar in the water with the jar's lid on or off (your choice). Ingredients will start to melt. After a while you might want to constantly mix the ingredients to get the beeswax to mix fully and you also may need to increase the heat to get the beeswax to melt. After everything has melted, add the zinc oxide and mix this well.
Let the mixture cool and put the lid on. Store in a cool place.