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Watch children at all times when they are near water -- even in a wading pool.
At pool parties, have adults take turns watching the children.
If you have a pool, enclose it with a fence and a locked gate or a locked cover. (The law requires this in many states.) Remove toys from the area so that kids aren't tempted to go near the pool.
Make sure baby-sitters know the safety rules about swimming.
Take a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class.
Check with your local American Red Cross chapter or YMCA about special life jackets for infants and children.