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

Warning Your Child Won’t Keep Them Safe: Explain the Danger

Warning Your Child Won’t Keep Them Safe: Explain the Danger

Last updated on April 28th, 2014 at 09:24 pm“Look both ways before you cross the street!” “Don’t run by the pool!” Chances are you’ve used those phrases countless times with your children, but have you also explained why they should look both ways or not run? Have you ever wondered why your child continues to run by the pool, not look both ways or abide by any of the other almost constant... 

Travel with Kids – Safely and Sanely

Travel with Kids – Safely and Sanely

Last updated on August 12th, 2015 at 09:13 pmIt’s been a long winter and many are counting down the days to spring break and a trip someplace warm, or maybe just a day trip to a water park or the local indoor pool. You can probably see yourself there now – lounging around while the kids splash happily – family bonding, smiles all around, the stress of the many months of school, holidays... 

Parents…Do You Know What Drowning Looks Like??

Parents…Do You Know What Drowning Looks Like??

Last updated on February 3rd, 2014 at 11:14 am“Help! Help! I’m drowning! Someone help me!” Arms flailing, screaming, these are your cues when someone is drowning. Right? Wrong. In the depths of a brutally cold winter, drowning is probably the last thing on your mind. Frostbite, probably. House-bound insanity with kids, yes. Booking a spring break trip someplace warm or fantasizing about some... 

Walking on Thin Ice: Facts That Could Just Save Your Life

Walking on Thin Ice: Facts That Could Just Save Your Life

Last updated on August 29th, 2015 at 07:37 pmIn Chicago this morning the thermometer read a frigid -9F (-23C). We had our first real snow of the season last weekend and the ice rinks are almost ready for use. Winter is here!!!! But drowning knows no seasons. When we think of ice and snow, we don’t think of drowning, but the risk remains, particularly in those areas that were open water and are now... 

Africans Are the Best Swimmers…At ANY Age

Africans Are the Best Swimmers…At ANY Age

Last updated on August 30th, 2015 at 05:27 pmFor many years, conventional wisdom has held that blacks can not swim. (I use the term ‘black’ to apply to anyone of African descent. The term is meant with respect to encompass the broad range of cultures descending from the African continent) A widely discredited academic report years ago stated that the physiology of a black person leads to their... 

Teaching Babies and Toddlers to Swim = Healthy Kids + Safe Kids

Teaching Babies and Toddlers to Swim = Healthy Kids + Safe Kids

Last updated on September 16th, 2013 at 10:11 amSwimming lessons save lives. One of my most popular posts talked about what age you should allow your children to swim unsupervised, but at what age do you start them in swimming lessons and do swimming lessons really make a difference for young children? A study proved that participation in formal swimming lessons cuts the risk of drowning for children...