Title

Infants' attraction for water: A dangerous play

Author Identifier

Carolina Burnay
ORCID: 0000-0002-9177-775X

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

Comments

Burnay, C., Cordovil, R., Button, C., Croft, J. L. (2017). Infants' attraction for water: A dangerous play. Journal of sport and exercise psychology. Supplement, 39, S115.

Abstract

Studying how infants interact with water and upon high surfaces has a clear practical importance. In this study, we assessed infants' perception and behavior near water surfaces and potential falls using a 'water cliff' and a 'real cliff' (75 cm high).

If infants are attracted toward water more than air, they may be at greater risk of immersion, and thus drowning accidents.

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