Every year, more than 3,500 infants die due to unintentional drownings. It's the #1 cause of death in kids under the age of 5 in the United States.
Unfortunately, it's too easy for kids to drown. Wandering near a pool unsupervised, being left in a bath that's too deep, or straying from family at the beach, many kids do not have the skills to save themselves.
However, there are more and more programs aimed at toddlers and infants which teach them how to swim and recover from a potential drowning situation.
These programs simulate drownings (with supervision, of course) and force the kids to get back to the surface of the water.
While some people find this tactic dangerous and controversial, it has been proven to save lives.
This video shows how drowning survival skills can save a toddler's life after an unfortunate accident.
Would you teach your children these life-saving skills? Let us know.