Water Safety

Water Safety

Water Safety

Foundation Helps Keeps Kids Afloat

by Julie Curtis11/25/10

Behind the swarms of Stew Leonards' shoppers, animatronic characters and fresh produce is a story of loss – and hope. In the winter of 1989, Stew Leonard Jr. and his wife Kim lost their toddler in a drowning accident. Since then they've worked tirelessly to prevent needless accidental deaths, forming the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation, in memory of their son.

"There is no reason this should ever happen again," says Kim. Sadly, for children, it happens too frequently. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause

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Approach the Water Safely

by Julie Curtis07/30/10

Summer's heat screams for a water-cooler. But take extra precautions where water and young children are concerned.

■ Supervise young children at all times, whether in the bathtub, swimming pool or any body of water. Adults tasked with watching children should do just that and should avoid listening to music, talking on cell phones, etc.

■ If supervision is not available, a four-sided, self-closing isolation fence with self-latching gates helps keep children away from the pool area.

■ Life jackets are not optional: All children (and adults) should wear a personal

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