Water Safety Smarts Every New Parent Needs

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Water safety tip: Beware bacteria.

File under gross but true: Lakes, oceans, and even pools all contain some icky bacteria that your infant’s immune system might not be ready to handle. For that reason, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies under two months stay on dry land. After that, swimming’s OK—but still try to keep your baby’s head well above the water at all times and avoid splashing too much to prevent her from swallowing any water.