Home Water Safety
Swim 2 u
Melbourne Swimming Lessons
Bathtime is a fun time, a time for infants and children to explore the water. How it feels, how it moves, what sinks and what floats. A responsible adult must always actively supervise children at bathtime and keep within arms reach.
- Never let your bathtime routine be interupted. No distractions such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops.
- Never leave a child unattended.
- If you have to leave the bathroom, take your child with you.
- Never leave older children to care or supervise younger children.
- Bath aids such as seats are a great help at bathtime, however, they are not a substitute for adult supervision.
- Keep the water to a minimum depth.
- Always remove toys, remove the plug (place out of reach) and close the bathroom door when finshed.
Is your home pool safe?
- Ensure all pool fence panels are in good repair and meet the correct safety requirements.
- Check for rusted, loose or missing screws.
- Pool gates must be in good repair, be self closing, close correctly and once closed cannot be pulled open.
- Keep gates closed at all times, never wedge open.
- All gates must have a lock and key.
- Store all keys out of sight and out of reach of children..
- Always have a current Resuscitation Sign displayed prominently in the pool area.
- Have a first aid kit available.
- Move garden furniture, bbq’s, ladders, trees and plants away from the pool fence, to prevent children climbing and gaining access to the pool.
- Have chemicals stored securely, out of view and out
of reach of children.
- Do not allow access to pool pumps and machinery.
- Always remove toys from the pool after swimming, store them securely, out of sight and out of reach of children.
- Inflatables should be deflated and stored in the same way, securely out of sight and out of reach of children.
- Ensure when using the pool you are always within arms’ reach of any child under 5 years of age.
- Buoyancy aids such as swim rings or swim jackets can tip over, they are not a substitute for adult supervision.
- Never leave older children to supervise younger children in or around the pool.
- Always have an adult designated ‘child supervisor’ duties around the pool.
Check out the national benchmarks for swimming
Knowing how to help.
All parents are encouraged to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Knowing how to respond in an emergency could mean the difference between life and death.
- Keep up to date with your CPR and First Aid Skills.
- Always have a First Aid kit available.
- Display a Resuscitation Sign prominent in the pool area.
Tikiri Bath Toys & Baby Rattles
Our Ocean Buddies & Marshmallow Animal set make great bath toys. Made from pure natural rubber from the hevea tree grown in Sri Lanka and handprinted with vegetable pigments. Making these toys an excellent eco alternative to plastic.
A collection of bath toys that uniquely combine texture, touch, and personality to help introduce toddlers to the wonders of the world around them. Tikiri Toys are the natural choice for your child’s most important formative years.
Tikiri Bath Toys – Turtle Ocean Buddy Natural Rubber – Gift Boxed$21.95
Tikiri Bath Toys – Dolphin Ocean Buddy Natural Rubber – Gift Boxed$21.95
Tikiri Toys – Sea Horse Ocean Buddy Natural Rubber – Gift Boxed$21.95
Tikiri Toys – Octopus Ocean Buddy Natural Rubber – Gift Boxed$21.95
Tikiri Toys – Crab Ocean Buddy Natural Rubber – Gift Boxed$21.95
Tikiri Toys – Whale Ocean Buddy Natural Rubber – Gift Boxed$21.95