A few inches of water. A short lapse in supervision.

That’s all it takes for a child to drown.

Maybe mom, dad or the caregiver left the bathroom to answer the phone. Maybe they left to get a towel. Maybe an older sibling was left to watch a younger one.

These are some of the reasons bathtubs are the second-leading location, after pools, where young children drown.

A new report from CPSC shows that there were 431 in-home drowning deaths involving children younger than 5 years old (…)

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Did you know that after pools, more children younger than 5 years old drown in bathtubs than in any other product in and around your home? Most bathtub drowning and near-drowning incidents are to children under the age of 2.

From 2004-2006, nearly 100 children younger than 5 years of age drowned each year in bathtubs, baby bath seats or bathinettes, buckets and pails and in landscaping or yard products. Sixty-three percent of those drowning were in bathtubs; 12 percent were in baby bath seats (…)

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