Relaxing in her backyard this mum saw her two young sons do something no parent ever wants to witness.
Mackay mum, Allison Cunningham, caught her boys, Zander, 5, and Levi, 3, working as a team to open the gate to the family’s backyard swimming pool.
It took Zander less than 10 seconds to pull himself up to the top of the fence and lift the latch allowing Levi to pull open the gate.
“It was a bit of a reality check. We have a pool fence but it’s clearly nothing for them to get over it,” Allison told Daily Mercury .
“I didn’t see them brainstorm it and I think that’s the thing with kids, they don’t see it as a challenge, they don’t even think about it. They just see the obstacle and brainstorm a way to get over it easily.”
“The message that I’m trying to send is having a pool fence doesn’t automatically mean your kids are safe,” she said.
“Parents can’t be everywhere at once so it’s just being aware of where your kids are in the yard and trying to educate them in a way that they know it’s not the right thing to do.”
Earlier this year an Adelaide mum shared a video showing her toddler climbing a pool fence in just 21 seconds. She also shared to raise safety awareness and hopefully save a life.
Very important reminder to all parents, carers and grand parents, please share!
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