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Health Tip: Protect Kids With Life Jackets

Health Tip: Protect Kids With Life Jackets


(HealthDay News) -- Anytime a child is swimming or boating on a lake, river or stream, he or she should don a life jacket.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions for proper use:

  • Make sure your child knows how to put on a life jacket.
  • Be sure your child is comfortable wearing and using the life jacket.
  • Ensure the life jacket fits correctly and snugly, and that all buckles are properly fastened.
  • Make sure all life jackets are approved by Underwriters Laboratories and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Never use blow-up water wings, a raft or inflatable toy in place of a life jacket.
  • Make sure all adults also wear life jackets to set a good example.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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