Hi I am Albert. And I came up with a new safety device to keep children safe at the beach. Let me tell you the reason why I invented the Beach Babysitter. I remember the time when I almost lost my daughter Elizabeth, she jumped into the deep part of the pool and she went under the water three times. Someone had to tell me, look your daughter is drowning. I couldn't believe what I was seeing happening right before my eyes. And then I jumped in to save my daughter. I thank God that I did not have to lose my daughter to know the hurt that other parents had to go thru losing a love one.
Here are a few stories in Florida, how very dangerous our beachers are. Rip currents take many kids lives at the beach. Preschool children learned about beach safety at Lake Worth Beach Tuesday following a weekend of rip currents and heavy surf that sent swimmers to the hospital along the coast of Palm Beach County and killed a man swimming Sunday in Fort Pierce. A man went into the water with his son when the child started screaming as he was being swept away by a rip current, according to news reports and the Jacksonville Sheriff?s Office.
And there are many more stories of parents who had lost their loved ones around a pool, at a lake, and at the beach. That's a lifetime of hurting for a mother and a father to go thru. Parents need to know they have a safety device that will help to keep their children safe while they are at the beach. The new safety device that I invented is called The Beach Babysitter. I did a walk survey at the beach and I got ratings from 1 to 10 from 124 people and most all my ratings were 10's. Then I took my idea to WalMart to try to market it myself, and they took me into a back room, where I talked to a couple of the managers. They liked the idea after I showed them what it looked like, and after I described the purpose of it to them. They took me to an area where they had all the beach equipment, and they told me this is where they will display The Beach Babysitter.
Don't Treat Water Wings Like A Life Preserver.
The only floatation devices that are approved to keep children safe in the water are well-fitting lifejackets. Make sure that they have been approved by the Coast Guard or a similar trusted organization. It's okay to let kids use water wings, pool noodles, and other floatation devices while they're under your direct supervision, but don't expect these toys to keep weak swimmers from drowning. Only a life preserver or personal floatation device will keep a child upright or on their back with their face out of the water.
At the beach you should be watching your child at all times. In one moment a riptide can take your child and pull him or her under the water and drown him or her. The Beach Babysitter will prevent that from happening. Judge how far you would like for your child to be from the water's edge. It could be, for example, 5 to 6 feet from the water's edge. This way, the child can walk over to where the water is and go in as far as they feel comfortable with. You should have your eyes on your child at all times just in case there is a strong rip current. He or she would feel safer playing in the water knowing you are near. There are printed rules that go along with the Beach Babysitter to help keep your child safe.
The life jacket has 3 safety straps and one safety strap that goes between the child's legs. This stops the child from slipping out of the life jacket in case the child gets pulled into the water. It also has a stainless steel connecting ring that is connected to a safety clip that connects to a 14 ft spring loaded line that will stop the child from being pulled out by the strong currents and strong undertows at the beach.
The line retracts back into the spring loaded case, it is also connected to a steel anchor. The spring loaded case swivels around the anchor so the line can not get tangled. The anchor is 30" inches long and it has a tee bar with 2 handle grips.
Rules for use of the "Beach Babysitter"
1. At no time should you ever leave your child unattended.
2. At all times, make sure that the child is wearing enough sunblock.
3. When using this device, double-check each buckle and snap, also check the lock that hooks up to the safety line in the back of the jacket to make sure that everything is secured properly.
4. Make sure that the shaft is screwed down into the ground at least 18 inches and take your foot and press all around the shaft so the sand is pressed tightly around the shaft.
5. Judge the distance of how many feet out into the water that you want your child to go.
6. Make sure that you have the streamers connected to the "Beach Babysitter" so that it will be noticeable to people who are walking around it.
When finished using the "Beach Babysitter" you need to rinse it off with fresh water. A little rust might occur, clean it off with soft scrub. Also spray on some type of lubricant. This will help to stop rusting on the bottom of the shaft.