Toddler 411
Toddler 411

Read an excerpt about detecting autism from Dr. Ari Brown's Toddler 411. Dr. Brown is a practicing pediatrician in Austin, Texas, the author of Expecting 411, Baby 411 and Toddler 411, and an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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