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

Who is The REAL Lifeguard at Your Kid’s Pool This Summer??

Who is The REAL Lifeguard at Your Kid’s Pool This Summer??

I was doing the usual mom chit-chat at Scouts while my son worked towards his water safety badge and fielded the inevitable question from the Scout leader, ‘what do you do?’. My answer, “I’m a global activist working to end child drowning. One child drowns every minute.” And then came the typical response, “Wow, I didn’t know it was such an issue, but it is certainly needed, the lifeguards... 

Last Words on Kids and Water Safety…

Last Words on Kids and Water Safety…

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 12:53 pmIt 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... 

Summer + Kids = Swimming Lessons + Fun

Summer + Kids = Swimming Lessons + Fun

Last updated on May 8th, 2015 at 09:21 amSummer 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... 

Holding Your Breath Underwater: What Parents Should Know…

Holding Your Breath Underwater: What Parents Should Know…

Last updated on April 1st, 2015 at 10:29 amRemember 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... 

How To Save Your Child From Drowning

How To Save Your Child From Drowning

Last updated on February 18th, 2015 at 03:53 pmAfter 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... 

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

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

Last updated on August 29th, 2015 at 10:01 pmWhen 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...