Safe Splashing: Basic Water Safety for Families

Written by Sherri Allen

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A plastic ring buoy is so light even a child can save a life ifrepparttar need arises. These items coupled with a pool emergency action plan -- similar to a fire drill -- helprepparttar 148678 whole family breathe a little easier.

In addition,repparttar 148679 Red Cross recommends that pools be surrounded on all sides by a fence that is at least 4 feet high. It should not provide any footholds, which would allow a child to climb over or spacing to climb through. The fence should have a self-closing, self-locking gate that is locked whenrepparttar 148680 pool is not in use.

4. Pack a "safety" bag for a day atrepparttar 148681 beach or lake. The properly packed safety bag will help ensure a fun day in which everyone comes home safe and sound. Water-proof sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher, water shoes to keep feet safe fromrepparttar 148682 heat and sharp objects on land and plenty of water are musts. All containers should be plastic to prevent injuries from breaking glass. Also, a hat and sunglasses keep eyes safe from dangerous UV rays.

5. Learn Red Cross first aid and CPR. Whilerepparttar 148683 above tips can help prevent emergencies, it is important to know what to do if a situation arises. And all caregivers, including grandparents, older siblings and babysitters should have these lifesaving skills.

For more information on staying safe in and aroundrepparttar 148684 water visit or contact your local American Red Cross chapter.

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Baby Shower Recipes

Written by Randy Wilson

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Of course there isrepparttar other type of baby cake. It is essentially a gift basket containing items forrepparttar 148615 new parents and baby. These are usually referred to as baby diaper cakes or just simply a diaper cake.

Appetizers are also a must at a baby shower. You should have a variety of different types. Be sure to have some vegetarian ones since many people donít eat meat these days. Keep in mind that seafood allergies, especially to shellfish are also common.

A great type of appetizer is baked brie. This is always a hit at baby showers and so easy to make. All you need is a round of brie placed into a baking dish. Place garlic cloves and sun dried tomatoes on top and bake at a medium temperature for approximately 15 minutes. It should melt nicely andrepparttar 148616 cloves of garlic should be soft. This goes well with crackers or baguette rounds for your baby shower party.

Some other baby shower recipes could be finger sandwiches, crackers and cheese, spinach dip, veggie plates, and fruit plates. If you are expecting a large crowd to show up you may want to consider asking some close family members to help withrepparttar 148617 baby shower food. Making all these appetizers may sound simple, but if you are planning baby shower food for 20 or so people you could be inrepparttar 148618 kitchen for hours.

The Internet is a great resource for finding help and guidance for all of your baby shower planning.

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