About Rebecca Wear Robinson

Global water safety for children is my passion and I can't wait to get up every day to work at it! I blog about water safety regularly at http://www.RebeccaWearRobinson.com, or you can follow me on Twitter at RebeccaSaveKids. Rebecca is a former member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://www.RebeccaWearRobinson.com

Articles by Rebecca

Last Words on Kids and Water Safety…

Last Words on Kids and Water Safety…

It is with sadness that I am ending my time as the water safety expert on Pediatric Safety.  I am working on a project to bring global awareness to the issue of water safety and have decided that I need to focus 100% of my time to that effort.  Over the last four years I’ve shared information designed specifically to keep your child safer.  Today I’d like to pull back and show you the bigger... 

Summer + Kids = Swimming Lessons + Fun

Summer + Kids = Swimming Lessons + Fun

Summer is fast approaching.  End of school concerts and events.  The trees and flowers are blooming.  Remember how you looked forward to that long summer break?  No school!  Twelve long weeks of sunshine and fun! And then I became a mother.  Suddenly 12 long weeks of summer became more of a challenge.  The first couple of weeks are always great, everyone needs a break from the over-scheduled... 

Holding Your Breath Underwater: What Parents Should Know…

Holding Your Breath Underwater: What Parents Should Know…

Remember contests to see who could stare the longest without blinking or who could hold their breath the longest?  Such contests are the stuff of most of our childhoods.  Seemingly harmless displays of prowess.  Life is never as simple as those carefree childhood contests. When a child is learning to swim, they need to be able to hold their breath for a reasonable amount of time.  The ability to... 

How To Save Your Child From Drowning

How To Save Your Child From Drowning

After learning I work in water safety, a man told me about how he saved a man from drowning in Hawaii.  Several families were exploring tide pools on the lava rocks and a wave swept one man into the water, about 4 feet below the rocks.  The waves were wild, pounding the victim against the sharp lava as he was tossed in the churning water.  Anyone who had jumped in to help him would have ended up... 

Parents, When Does Your Child Really Need A Life Jacket?

Parents, When Does Your Child Really Need A Life Jacket?

When you think of a life jacket, that sturdy vest that keeps you afloat, you probably think of large boats.  While it is true that you should ALWAYS wear a life jacket when you are on a boat, a life jacket has far more uses for keeping you and your children safer around water.  Today we are going to talk about when to wear a lifejacket, what constitutes a real life jacket, and how to convince the... 

For Every Day Spent Saving Kids From Drowning…I Am Thankful

For Every Day Spent Saving Kids From Drowning…I Am Thankful

Thanksgiving is around the corner, a time to focus on all that you are grateful for in your life.  We’d be here a very long time if I were to list everything in my life that I am blessed with, so today I’ll just focus on one thing.  My work.  I have, absolutely, hands-down, the best job on the planet.  If I do my job well, children stop dying, and every day I work with the coolest people around. ...