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A little boy in a red life jacket holds onto the edge of a sparkling blue pool

What not to wear in the pool

Categories: Children's Health  /  News

Ask any kid. Summer means fun in the water — be it the pool, the water park, the lake or the beach. For parents, that means providing young and inexperienced swimmers with a little help in the form of personal flotation devices. But not all flotation devices are created equal, said Jennifer Northway, director of the Adult and Pediatric Injury Prevention Program at University Health System. All sorts of inflatable novelty items can be found at the neighborhood store. But steer clear of those in favor of U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices for young children. Approved vests will say …Read More >

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