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Old April 4th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1396952.html

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

For one I find it hard to believe a 21 month old had the ability to climb into a washing machine, or lift the lid. Seems pretty negligent on the parent's end.

Very tragic.
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Anyone have any thoughts on this?

For one I find it hard to believe a 21 month old had the ability to climb into a washing machine, or lift the lid. Seems pretty negligent on the parent's end.
Very tragic.
You are clearly not a parent and haven't spent a lot of time around kids.....they will AMAZE you with the things they are capable of.I didn't read the article but I agree 100% with this sentiment.
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wow, that blue sucks to read.
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yea my kid is only 10 months and shes a spider monkey but never the less you should have a better eye on your kid
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For one I find it hard to believe a 21 month old had the ability to climb into a washing machine, or lift the lid. Seems pretty negligent on the parent's end.

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You are clearly not a parent and haven't spent a lot of time around kids.....they will AMAZE you with the things they are capable of.I didn't read the article but I agree 100% with this sentiment.
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Agreed my 15 month old daughter can climb on a couch and almost on a 3 foot high bed. she already kinda knows how to slide on her but down the stairs and can get up them no problem. Something new ever day. She will probably out smart me by the time shes five.
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A tragic story no matter whether intentional or not.

And I agree with the others that toddlers will amaze you at what they can get into. My 20-month-old daughter cannot climb up onto the couch or ottoman but I turn around and she is somehow standing up in a rocking chair or has squirmed 3 feet up a tree in the front yard.
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No, I'm not a parent. I don't know what stage a 2 year old is in physically as to what they can or can't do. I just look at the height of most top loading washers and how heavy the lids can be and without more firsthand knowledge find it hard to believe the kid could accomplish it. I just don't understand how the mother claims to have had her eye on the toddler, but then was on the couch reading when she lost him? If the lid lifted and the washer stopped, wouldn't you hear it?

Without all the details it just doesn't sound right.
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No, I'm not a parent. I don't know what stage a 2 year old is in physically as to what they can or can't do. I just look at the height of most top loading washers and how heavy the lids can be and without more firsthand knowledge find it hard to believe the kid could accomplish it. I just don't understand how the mother claims to have had her eye on the toddler, but then was on the couch reading when she lost him? If the lid lifted and the washer stopped, wouldn't you hear it?

Without all the details it just doesn't sound right.
I agree the story doesn't sound right, I read the article this time....but it's still entirely possible for the kid to have done that on his own, not to mention entirely possible he did it in silence, it's amazing how quietly they get into trouble too.
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I agree the story doesn't sound right, I read the article this time....but it's still entirely possible for the kid to have done that on his own, not to mention entirely possible he did it in silence, it's amazing how quietly they get into trouble too.
Yep. At 2 my daughter figured out that she could open the bottom 3 kitchen drawers like steps so she could stand on the counter to get at the top cupboard to get the gum she was told she couldn't have. It's absolutely amazing how quickly and quietly they can do things.
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I agree the story doesn't sound right, I read the article this time....but it's still entirely possible for the kid to have done that on his own, not to mention entirely possible he did it in silence, it's amazing how quietly they get into trouble too.
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I am more concerned when my kids are quiet then when they are making noises.
That's always when I go searching for them in their rooms.
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I am more concerned when my kids are quiet then when they are making noises.
That's always when I go searching for them in their rooms.
This is the truth, if you can't hear them they up to something.
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I am more concerned when my kids are quiet then when they are making noises.
That's always when I go searching for them in their rooms.
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I didn't read the article because I don't give a shit, but if the question is solely whether a 2 yr old would be able to climb up onto a top load washer, lift the lid, then slip in head first is less than 2-3 minutes... The answer is yes.

Any parent who thinks this isn't possible is full of shit. Non parent don't have a clue anyhow and probably think their dog is a handful.

And 20 gallons of water + a full load of clothes would be like quicksand. One of the reasons we switched to front loaders with doors that lock.
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Absolutely agree that a 2yr old could. Our kids were climbing out of cribs before 2yrs old, getting things off high shelves, etc. Our youngest is about 19 months and is starting to be a good climber like the boys.

Stories like this kill me to read. Can't imagine. The other thing that people don't think of, are dishwashers. A lot of them can start automatically when they click shut. I have seen reports of kids getting trapped and killed in them due to the auto start (think hide and seek, etc)
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Absolutely agree that a 2yr old could. Our kids were climbing out of cribs before 2yrs old, getting things off high shelves, etc. Our youngest is about 19 months and is starting to be a good climber like the boys.

Stories like this kill me to read. Can't imagine. The other thing that people don't think of, are dishwashers. A lot of them can start automatically when they click shut. I have seen reports of kids getting trapped and killed in them due to the auto start (think hide and seek, etc)
The dishwasher is a good point, and one I didn't really think of. I need to replace ours this year anyway, so is there an alternative to the standard front opening one, or something that is safe? My 9 month old son is already trying to climb out of his crib in the morning, so I already have it lowered as far as it will go, which puts the sides well over his head. I cant imagine what kind of trouble he will be getting into in another year or two.
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