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  • Around 3 children aged from birth to 4 years drown every year in Victoria.
  • Parents can reduce the risks by actively supervising their child around water at all times, enrolling them in swimming lessons and taking precautions to reduce the risk of drowning around their home by restricting their access to water.
  • All parents should ideally take a course in infant or child first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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Reviewed on: 12-11-2021