Maintain Constant Eyes-On, uninterrupted supervision. NEVER leave a child alone near any body of water, not even for a second.
Never assume someone else is watching your child. YOU are the one who MUST watch your child.
Safeguard Your Child
Stay in touch! Keep all children who can't swim within arm's reach when water is nearby. Keep a telephone and emergency numbers close. Remember, CPR is an after-the-fact emergency procedure with an uncertain outcome.
The leading cause of distractions around the pool are an adult leaving to answer the phone, attending to something inside the home and helping someone else in or around the water. If you must leave, take the children with you.
Bath Time is NOT Playtime
There are so many other ways to have bonding time with your child. Teach children how to handle themselves in the water BEFORE encouraging them to play in it. A quick shower is a better alternative to letting your child sit in a tub full of water. You SHOULD NEVER leave your child during a bath. No distraction is worth the risk.