For families all around the country, what is meant to be a fun addition to their home can quickly become a parent’s worst nightmare. A backyard swimming pool can add excitement to a kid’s summer break and relief from the scorching temperatures, but if the proper precautions are not taken, it can lead to devastating consequences. The reality is that one in five people who die by drowning are under the age of 15.
Archive for March, 2016
Perhaps you decided to move to a house with a pool or have one built on your property, expressly for the benefit of your children. Indeed, becoming a good swimmer is easier when lessons are in your backyard. Not to mention the fact that a pool party never gets old when it comes to birthday parties. We’d all rather our children play outside and get exercise and sunshine than stay inside with their eyes glued to one screen or another.
If you have a private pool in your backyard that is not fenced in yet, you might want to start looking into getting pool gates. Pool safety gates can keep your family safe, but they do also have certain requirements. For example, pool gates should stand around four-feet-high, and have self latching closures that are out of reach of children. While regulations like these are not law, they are well researched suggestions,
The competition for a good daycare is a familiar battle for some families. But what you may not know is that, in certain regions, it can be difficult for parents to actually track down which daycares are compliant with the law — and which aren’t.
According to the New York Daily News, New York City day care centers struggle with this issue. Violations — even major ones —