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Experts Urge Parents to Monitor Pool Safety with Children

David de Lossy/Photodisc(MONTREAL) -- Experts are urging parents to monitor young children swimming in backyard pools, since drownings can occur in as little as two inches of water, according to a report from HealthDay.

Infants, particularly toddlers and pre-schools, are unable to judge the dangers of water, and are sometimes led to pools out of curiosity.

Pool fences are an appropriate safety measure, according to the report.

Parents might also consider lifesaving courses, just as young children should take swimming lessons.

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