Just when you think you have parenting all figured out, you probably don’t. And there’s no shame in that — it’s perfectly normal and okay — but it’s probably just good to accept the fact that, as a parent, you will constantly face new and surprising obstacles.
Not too long ago, this mother and father caught footage of their two-year-old baby boy, named Cody, as he was scaling up the safety ladder on their pool.
The ladder was all boarded up and, naturally, they assumed it was very child-proof. Unfortunately, it turns out that child-proofing things around the house doesn’t really matter. Young children are capable of much more than we could ever imagine.
In the video, we see the baby climbing up the ladder with zero issues, it’s actually hard to believe he’s not a professional rock climber or something! Right as he gets to the top, his mother comes over to pull him away.
The parents shared the video with Inside Edition to raise awareness and show other parents that kids are, for lack of better words, crazy! You need to keep an eye on them at all times, even if you think you have everything in your home locked up!
“I’m watching my son, with it locked and shut, pull himself up this ladder,” Cody’s dad, Keith Wyman, narrates in the clip.
“If a toddler — 2-year-old, 3-year-old — wants to get something, they are determined to get it,” Wyman told Inside Edition.
“I was shocked to see how fast and easily he got up there… This is how fast a 2-year-old can not only climb a ladder but climb a ladder that had a safety door that was shut and locked,” he said.
Cody is not the only child who ignores the safety measures that are put into place. Sadly, this is a pretty normal thing for most children. They tend to be pretty fearless and, like Wyman said, if they have their eye on something they will definitely do everything in their power to get it.
Inside Edition shares a few more videos from other parents that all demonstrate their kids completely disregarding things like fences and safety ladders.
In a few of the clips, we see these children straight-up jump fences that you would think are far too tall for them.
“I guess it’s not a big deal for him,” another father said in a different clip.
To really drive the point home, he even had his child climb back to the outside of the fence again. It’s crazy to see that with the right amount of determination, these kids are actually very strong!
In a separate clip, we even see a small two-year-old climb a high fence and then un-do the latch at the top. It’s something that you don’t think you’d be able to believe, but it actually happens!
That fence was guarding the family’s pool, too, and drowning is one of the major causes of death in very young children. It is a serious hazard.
What do the experts recommend then? Install all of the safety nets you can find but understand that it’s not enough. Supervising your child at all times is absolutely crucial.
Check out the shocking video below.
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