Lakewood Doctors Say To Avoid Kiddie Pools

kiddie poolWith the recent rise in temperature, who’s not thinking of swimming. However, according to Dr. Shanik, Dr. Nochum Indich, Dr. Neal Gittleman and Dr. Harvey Hirsh, kiddie pools should not be used for playgroups, day camps or shared amongst neighbors. The reasoning they say, is due to the increased risk of spreading Pinworms, Shigella, CMV (Cytomegalovirus), and stomach viruses.

Sprinklers they say, would be a good alternative. TLS-CCP.

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  1. wow i did’nt know that, not only spreading all kind of stuff, what about a small child left unattended and slipping a falling in and drowning. accident’s do happen

  2. Is this a case of real concern or are we just creating hardships for ourselves. I remember (and I’m only 29) swimming many times in these backyard pools with a whole host of neighbors and camps and that was the norm.

  3. I think if you were to call CSO Radio of lakewood they may have something for the pool like the backseat minder I think its called kiddipool minder.

  4. Who is talking about leaving a small child unattended? You don’t need a swimming pool for a tragedy to happen when you leave children unattended.

  5. To #2
    My two kids have rashes and warts that can last up to a year and half. It’s quite embarassing for the poor child. Dr. Shanik said this is a Lakewood problem and most likely was caught in such a pool. Doctors don’t “create” problems,they try to prevent them and/or cure them. Sometimes it’s worthwhile listening to people more knowledgeable than yourself.

  6. they are 100% right and basicaly it is the parents descision! my one daughter had molescum (a virus that causes pimples/warts on the body) dr. shanik told me not to bathe my kids together- but i didnt listen. now my son has molescum spreading all over him!!! as i said- its our choice- they went to med school- not us!!!

  7. to # 7 what if the parent tells the older children to watch the younger ones cause the parent needs to go to the bathroom, it does happen and i’m not saying that the parent tells the children to go and have fun. all it takes is a second.

  8. to # 7, your missing the point all it takes is one second for an accident to happen, parents can be forgetful it happens when your child is in the backseat in his or her car seat and the parent forgets the child and leaves the child in the car. it does happen

  9. Kiddie pools can be sanitized and the water should be changed daily or filtered. Of course children should be watched carefully every second. Probably using a sprinkler is the best way for the kids to cool off and have fun.

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