New York, NY (Vocus) July 15, 2010
In June of this year a nanny and her charge died in a swimming accident. This tragedy has been well documented in the media and once the news cycle has ended our concern at eNannySource.com and the NANC is that people will soon forget the importance of water safety when children are under a nanny’s care. The American Red Cross says each year more than 830 children ages 14 and under die as a result of unintentional drowning. On average, an annual 3,600 injuries occur to children due to a near-drowning incident.
eNannySource.com and Sue Downey and Lora Brawley of the National Association for Nanny Care have teamed up to help get the word out to both nannies and families that water safety is paramount during the summer months. American Red Cross has an excellent article on water safety publication.
In addition to water safety all nannies should be trained in CPR. This is important for all nannies whether they are involved in water activities or not. Nannies interested in reading about CPR can read about it in this nanny cpr article.
Lisa Werth, a nanny with a long history with water safety has written an excellent article for the eNannySource.com blog, nanny water safety. She has a long history with water safety beginning when she nearly drowned when she was four. A childhood friend of hers drowned and her cousin’s toddler drowned in a bath tub. We’re fortunate to have nannies like Lisa that have taken this issue on in a very vocal articulate way.