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Dad Shares a Video of a Toddler Scaling a Pool Gate As a Warning to All Parents

posted: 06/29/18
by: Amanda Mushro

When Keith Wyman installed an above-ground pool at his home, he also purchased a protective gate for the ladder so he could keep his toddler son safe. Now he is sharing a shocking video that is a warning to parents and pool owners everywhere that the safety features you may have in place at your pool might not be enough

"Two seconds. He was that fast," Wyman told NBC Boston. The video shows Wyman's diaper-clad son, Cody, quickly climbing up the ladder gate. Yes, the gate that is supposed to keep him from being able to access the pool. It's when he reaches the top of the top of the platform that his mother pulls him off. While the Massachusetts toddler was not happy about his mom foiling his plan, his parents are left angry and shocked. We all know how determined two year olds can be and how it only takes few seconds for something serious to happen.

"So I'm posting this video after I found my 2 year old Cody trying to climb our pool ladder when it was closed and locked I just got it with the new pool Tonya," Wyman captioned the video. "I stress you to watch your kids around pools I will be buying a new type of ladder!"

The video has already been viewed more than 28 million times and is raising a lot of concern for parents who want to know the best way to keep their kids safe around pools.

After seeing how easily his son could climb the gate, he searched for a new gate or protective cover and found that other brands had the same design. To ensure their child is safe, the Wyman family are layering up the protection and plan to build a fence around their pool. They are also urging families and pool owners to think the same way.

It was an eye-opener," Wyman, said. "It was a life lesson and we want to get this out there, to tell everybody that it is pool season. It's pool season. Watch your kids."

When it comes to pool safety, we have to be vigilant and always stay one step ahead of our kids.