Originally Posted by 1littlebit
can two year olds be sneaky?
this was my first thought. My DD got in to the kitchen knives when she was 2.5 while I was in the shower and big brother (8 at the time) was supposed to be watching her, and she didn't cut herself but used several knives to cut up her own banana in to very small pieces. I instantly put the knives up on top of the fridge and out of her sight and it never happened again because she couldn't reach them. Those knives are still on top of the fridge to this day and my DD is 7 years old. She doesn't like knives and will always ask before using one when we are eating out somewhere.
I can't believe at least one of the parents doesn't wake up when they hear the child in other areas of the house. When I have a young child in the house, like under 4, I wake up to every little noise and instantly check on them. I thought that was a universal parent thing that you instantly wake up to check on a really young child when you hear just the slightest noise or sense someting going on.
I agree with door alarms or they may need to put the child in their bedroom to sleep with them so they can hear her.....or can they can put some type of locks on the doors to the other rooms in the house like the bathroom, kitchen and other rooms so she can't get in there?
The biggest concern I have is that the parents don't seem to care about her safety while they get a good night's sleep.
They didn't hear her come in their own room? That's sad to me. She cut herself up with her dad's razor?? That one single incident would have set the wheels in motion in our house to make some MAJOR changes. I would probably be sleeping in my child's room so that I am sure to wake up when she does if this was happening in my house. I couldn't go to bed at night and even go to sleep without knowing I've done something to make her safer. What parent wouldn't feel the same way?