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What is "drown-proofing", and how do you do it?
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Samyukta Mullangi
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Floating mechanism
Drownproofing is a method for surviving in water disaster scenarios without sinking or drowning.
The technique involves practicing keeping the lungs hyperinflated in water (subject floats in a near-relaxed position, raises himself up with hands to take a breath, then floats back with mouth at the level of water surface). Practice several times.

In brief: Floating mechanism
Drownproofing is a method for surviving in water disaster scenarios without sinking or drowning.
The technique involves practicing keeping the lungs hyperinflated in water (subject floats in a near-relaxed position, raises himself up with hands to take a breath, then floats back with mouth at the level of water surface). Practice several times.
Samyukta Mullangi
Samyukta Mullangi
Answer assisted by Samyukta Mullangi, Medical Student
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Humans can drown
No human can be drown-proofed, especially not babies nor children.
Teaching people to swim should be fun and low stress. To call any method drown-proofing gives parents a false sense of security about their children being around water. It takes 20 years to raise a child, but less than 2 minutes to lose one to drowning.

In brief: Humans can drown
No human can be drown-proofed, especially not babies nor children.
Teaching people to swim should be fun and low stress. To call any method drown-proofing gives parents a false sense of security about their children being around water. It takes 20 years to raise a child, but less than 2 minutes to lose one to drowning.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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