Household accidents

Keeping your child safe in and around the home



Many children drown, often in very shallow water. It happens in the bath, in garden ponds, paddling pools and water butts.


Supervise children near water at all times. Use a grille on ponds and fill in a garden pond to use as a sand pit. Learn to swim. Do not leave unattended with a young sibling.

What to do

Get your child out of the water. Try to get them to cough up any water. If they are not responding call 999.

Source: RoSPA