Bathtime should be all splashes and bubbles and rubber duckies.

Yet, in countries like the U.S., drownings of children under age one most often occur in the bathtub - sometimes even if an older sibling was right in there with them. Arm yourself with knowledge and keep your child safe.

Action You Can Take:

  • Enroll your child in swim classes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting swim lessons as young as 1 year old.  In your community, the Park District and YMCA are trusted sources of swim lessons.  As a service to you, we have compiled a list of  swim classes in Chicago , click here to find a swim class in your neighborhood. Stay tuned as we add more locations.

  • Learn CPR. Click here to find an American Red Cross CPR class in your community.

  • Download this card and put it near your bathtub to remind you about water safety.

Learn More:

Tips for Safe Bathing

American Academy of Pediatrics statement on preventing drowning - updated in March 2019

Make the Minute Matter does not endorse or guarantee the quality of any swim classes and does not accept any liability related to poor instruction, injury or death which may occur from any of the resources listed on these pages. 

Sarah Moon