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Children can drown in just a few centimetres of water and should be supervised at all times when near any water:

  • Never leave babies or children in the bath unsupervised, not even for a minute
  • Do not leave uncovered containers of liquid, e.g. a filled mop bucket, around the house
  • Store away paddling pools when not being used
  • Preferably, fill in garden ponds while children are small. If this is not possible, cover ponds with a rigid grille or fence them off securely. Be careful when your children visit other people’s gardens.