My 3 yr old son escaped!!!

Williams - posted on 08/04/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Ok so yesterday I'd been braiding hair since around 6 a.m.and got finished around 4p.m. My son had fallen asleep about twenty mins prior to me finishing up for the day so after I was done I went to sleep as well. I go to sleep a lot of the time while my son is still awake and never saw it as a problem. We've even slept in different rooms when he had his own. Well anyway when I woke up to pee I noticed he was no where to be found!!! I looked under the bed, In the closet and all his other little hiding spaces. I called for him and I started crying. I realized the front door was unlocked!!! I always lock it do I knew he was gone. I put my slippers on and ran downstairs calling for him. Then a man and his family pulled up and asked if I was looking for a baby boy I said oh my God yes where is he??!! He pointed in the direction of a police car. My heart dropped. Everyone in the apartment complex stared as i ran to the cop holding my son. I was crying so hard I could barely see. My son was waaaaayyyy across the Damn street. Outside in his pamper, shirt and no shoes!!! The officer patted me on the back and told me my son had been outside around 20 minutes. And ten of those the officer was there. We walked back to my apartment where he looked around to make sure everything was as it should be and verified my I.d. he assured me he wouldn't involve cps because he could see it was an accident. He said he'd been in way worse situations where kids escaped home. What if I never seen my boy again??? I can't even sleep anymore for fear I'd wake up and he'd be gone. Any tips for helping this never happen again??? Talk to me please!!!


Jodi - posted on 08/04/2014




You need a new lock on the door - one that is childproof or too high for him to reach.

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