American Academy of Pediatrics

Inflatable arm floaties or tube rings that go around the waist aren’t good substitutes for life vests because they can deflate. (Photo: Juan Salamanca/Pexels)

Water Safety

Tips to Stay Safe in the Water This Summer Summer means fun in the sun, but also in the pool, at the beach or on the lake. So it is important to know how to stay safe while enjoying the water. Unlike in the movies where people flail, thrash about and yell for help before they go
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Babies should sleep flat on their backs with nothing else in their cribs, even blankets. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Back to Sleep

Keeping Your Baby Safe While Sleeping Even the most well-meaning of new parents make mistakes. Instead of walking back and forth to their baby’s crib several times a night, they bring their infant into bed with them. Or, in hopes of comforting the child, they put blankets and
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