Water Safety

Water Safety

December
20,
2021
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
We all know the infamous quote from Ralphie’s mother in “The Christmas Story” after he asked for the toy BB gun of his Christmas dreams.“You’ll shoot your eye out,” she said.Toy guns have changed since the release of that 1983 classic depicting a
October
15,
2021
| 13:25 PM America/Chicago
Within a three-day span this week, Cook Children's medical staff treated three patients for drowning-related accidents with ages ranging from 15 months to 2 years old. One was fatal. The drownings were unrelated and all took place at home pools
July
08,
2021
| 09:54 AM America/Chicago
By Celina D. Cepeda, M.D.It’s summer! That magical time of the year when school is out, and kids can be more active. It also brings sweltering temperatures, which leads to sweaty, thirsty children that can become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to
July
01,
2021
| 09:19 AM America/Chicago
With the summer heat rising in Texas, many families are making their way to area lakes to cool off. And if they don’t already have a life jacket -- a new Lifeguard Your Child initiative aims to make sure they are protected in and around the
June
30,
2021
| 15:30 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is releasing a series of drowning prevention PSA videos ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.The videos, which are part of the Lifeguard Your Child initiative, feature simulations of some of the most common drowning
June
16,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Diane ArnaoutThis is my friend Van.Van is at my pool. Since all of us parents are now COVID-vaccinated, we are feeling more comfortable with outdoor playdates. And our new pool has been a great escape from the heat!We parents have loved to see
May
24,
2021
| 09:26 AM America/Chicago
The drowning season is off to a deadly start with Memorial Day Weekend just days away. Already this month, Cook Children's reports two children have died in swimming pools. Five others were admitted to the medical center for drowning in pools
August
20,
2020
| 09:17 AM America/Chicago
When it comes to drownings, the summer of 2020 is a year for the record books. For the first time since at least 2012, Cook Children’s saw a total of 17 pediatric drowning patients in June and July. To put that in perspective, that’s less than half
April
09,
2020
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
For our safety, we’ve all been asked to stay at home to protect each other and our community. This is sound advice that everyone should follow but with so many kids home, Cook Children’s has begun to see rising numbers in outdoor- and