Saturday, February 9, 2008

Children: 4-year-old leaves house unnoticed


In Florida, a 4-year-old girl walked out the front door of her house while her father slept. She was looking for her mother. She walked down a busy road, until a woman stopped her and took her to a fire station. Read the full story here or watch the video . Both stories were reported by First Coast News.

I don't know the situation with this family, but I can see how it could happen to anyone. So take precautions and install child-safety knobs on all your outside doors. They will take you a week or two to get used to, but they protect you and your child. Child-safety knobs are cheap. You can get them at Babies'R'Us, Lowe's, Wal-mart, Target, Babycenter.com, etc. Many times, they come in a child-proofing kit with electric socket protectors and drawer latches.

That said, I have to install two more of these. I installed one on the back door months ago, but not on the front door or the garage door. Who knows why.