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Bath Safety

Did you know? Children can drown in 2.5 cm of water. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for young children and bathtubs are the most common place for babies under one year of age to drown.


Safety Tips

  • Always stay within arms sight and reach of children when in or around water
  • Never leave a child alone with an older sibling1
  • Infant seats and bath rings are NOT safe and should not be used.

Additional Information

For more information, please visit Parachute Canada.

Date of creation: February 28, 2013
Last modified on: June 4, 2014
Baby in the bath


1Parachute Canada. (February 15th, 2013). Bathtub Safety. Retrieved from