Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets

(HealthDay News) — Life jackets, when used and fitted properly, provide extra safety for children in or around water.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests:

  • Show your child how to put on a life jacket properly.
  • Always fasten a life jacket according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never use an inflatable ring, raft or toy in place of a life jacket.
  • Adults should always wear life jackets, too, to set a good example.