CDC: Drowning leading cause of death for toddlers‎

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Just in time for the summer swimming season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the greatest risk to your toddler could be drowning.

They say other than birth defects, drowning kills more American children between one and four years old, and its boys four times more than girls.

The CDC’s latest report recommends parents stay vigilant and get swimming lessons for their kids.

They say blocking access to swimming pools is especially important. The report says half of the children who drown die in swimming pools. When it’s a home pool, it’s typically because the child snuck out.