Afrobeats Star D'banj Loses Son In Swimming Pool Drowning: Pool Safety Tips
Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most at risk for drowning, and in the wake of accidents like D'banj's loss, it is imperative to employ child safety measures.
It is a year ago now that Nigerian Afrobeats star D’banj loses son to drowning, but it doesn’t make it less painful. Nor have Nigerians forgotten the deeply saddening incident.
How D’banj Loses Son To Drowning In His Indoor Pool
How To Ensure Pool Safety For Your Family
While swimming can be a fun and healthy summer activity, it also presents some potentially dangerous situations that parents should consider. Here are five ways to make sure your time at the pool is safe:
- Fence it in. If you have your own pool, like D’banj did, make sure it’s properly enclosed with a fence at least four feet high. Install a self-latching gate without easily accessible foot or hand holds. Ensure that you don’t keep pool furniture along the fence that can be used to climb over it.
- Get your children swimming lessons. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends lessons for children ages 4 and older. Start even younger if you have your own pool or you frequently visit a relative or friend who has a pool.
- Learn CPR. For any swimming session, make sure there is an adult present who knows CPR. “It’s especially important if you’re going to someone else’s house or dropping your kids off at a swim party. It’s also a great idea to learn it yourself.
- Use drain covers. Every year, there are multiple reports of children getting their hair or baggy swim trunks caught in pool drains. Make sure you properly cover pool drains to avoid injury.
- Protect your skin. The reason why you oil your skin or moisturize before and after going in the pool is the chlorine in the water can dry out your skin’s natural oils. Your skin becomes vulnerable to the sun and diseases when this happens.
Resource: Cleveland Clinic