If you have taken your child to a pool or a beach, make sure he/she is always within your reach. Do not let him/her go into deep water alone. Even when admitting him/her for swimming lessons, inquire about the availability of sufficient trainers and safety equipment. At the beach-side, do not take him/her into deep water in the absence of lifeguards or floating tubes. Even if your child has learnt to swim, you should still keep him/her under supervision.
While buying a bathtub for your toddler, choose the ones with safety rings so that they do not topple over. It is normal for babies to move and play in bathtubs, so there should be a protective ring to ensure that they do not fall. Also, do not leave your baby unattended in the bathtub. Keep the bathroom floor clean and dry. Your baby can slip and fall in the bathroom and sustain serious injuries.
Children can also develop allergic reaction from sea water. Consult your doctor for any medicine that you can use in case there is an allergy. If you see rashes appearing, do not allow your child to go into the sea again.
Check the temperature of water before bathing your baby, or your baby can suffer serious burns. If you use an immersion water heater instead of the normal heater, never leave the bucket with water and immersion heater near the reach of your child. The child will receive severe electrical shock if he accidentally puts his hand into the bucket when the immersion rod is switched on.