Now that summer is finally here, we are all ready to cool off. The kiddie pool seems like the perfect solution: cheap, easy, quick and portable. But use it with caution. A new study in Pediatrics reports that about 2 dozen children drown each year in the portable pools. The pools are so easy to set up that the amount of scrutiny and care that goes into a full-sized pool often isn’t there. Fences aren’t set up to keep unsupervised kids out, and the pools are often not drained completely when the fun is over. Children can drown in as little as two inches of water, and it only takes a few minutes of submersion for their breathing and heart to stop.
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We’re not out to rain on anyone’s pool party, but when you break out the kiddie pool use the same caution you would when you go to the pool. Make sure kids are supervised at all times and empty the pool when you’re done with your fun.