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post #81 of 90
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Originally Posted by loraxc View Post
Huh? What is your "one scenario" and "other scenario"? I don't get it. A child in a crib in a room and a child locked in a room both can be heard if they scream, and/or on a monitor. My DS, who is a crib sleeper and has never thought of climbing out, can't get out any more than a child locked in a room can get out.
But you could leave your crib-sleeping child's door open and hear his cries, right? Whereas if you lock a kid in a room, obviously you have to have the door closed. That's what I meant when I said one scenario is not equivalent to the other. Apples and oranges.

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For that matter, some bed-sleeping toddlers can't open their doors even if they aren't locked.
Okay, but then those toddlers wouldn't need more than a simple gate, would they? Again, no need for a locked door. So...not the same.

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I am not sure what kind of firefighter couldn't disable a simple doorknob lock.
A precocious child could easily pick a doorknob lock. I did it when I was three. All you need is a wire hanger, or a pencil, or some kind of thin plastic rod or stick. People here were talking about slide latches, eyehooks, and other exterior locks. Yes, a firefighter can easily disengage those...but why risk it? Can you, with your eyes closed and smoke in your lungs and everything around you burning and on fire and your child screaming for help on the other side of the door? Not a risk I would take, personally. You have to do what you're comfortable with though.
post #82 of 90
an angry child could break the door know
post #83 of 90
Closed doors are safer.

Locked doors not so much.

Every fire safety talk I have been given talked about door locking causing problems, even for adults.
post #84 of 90
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Originally Posted by 1littlebit View Post
can two year olds be sneaky?
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post #85 of 90
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Originally Posted by 1littlebit View Post
this isn't true. CPS is not all bad. if you want some examples i have quite a few. vicious generalizations are not helpful.

Good or bad examples I still wouldn't want the government involved in my life.
post #86 of 90
ds is like the least sneaky kid ever.... he is fast and quiet... but i think its b/c w/e he is doing is interesting enough that he doesn't need me to entertain him... but hes not sneaky.. every time he gets something he is not supposed to have he brings it to me.. and the screams like he is being tortured when i take it away. and when i fall asleep (yeah it happens.. hes exhausting!!!) he sits on my head and pulls my hair until i wake up... maybe they should teach their kid to do that... no one could sleep through that kind of shock
post #87 of 90
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Originally Posted by kristi96 View Post
Good or bad examples I still wouldn't want the government involved in my life.
the 8yr old being pimped out by her mother for drug money might welcome the intrusion. not everything is about what is convenient or easy for us. sometimes things are for other people.
post #88 of 90
Gah, that is very scary. Can they just let her sleep with them at night so they know if she gets up?
post #89 of 90
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Originally Posted by becoming View Post
Gah, that is very scary. Can they just let her sleep with them at night so they know if she gets up?
it cracks me up b/c to so many of us this is the obvious answer but tons of people would think we were totally going about it the wrong way.
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