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This Mom’s Post About Finding Her Daughter Trapped In Front-Loading Washer Is A Must-Read

posted: 07/26/18
by: Amanda Mushro
Full loaded washing machine. Close up.
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A Colorado mom is sharing a terrifying story and urging other parents to be cautious when it comes to their front-loading washer. In a Facebook post, mom-of-two Lindsey McIver gives the harrowing details around the incident that almost cost her daughter her life.

McIver explains that a few days after purchasing a new washing machine, she awoke to the cries of her four-year-old son. Through his sobs, his parents finally understood, their three-year-old daughter Kloe was locked inside the airtight washing machine as it filled with water.

McIver says "She was screaming but you couldn't hear her."

Luckily, she and her husband were able to unlock the door and rescue the child. Aside from a couple of bumps on her head, Kloe is fine. Now after horrible ordeal has passed, McIver said she is going through all the '"what if's" and "could have's."

While the machine has a child lock feature, it does not lock the door while the machine is not in use. So now the family is taking extra precautions by securing the door with a child safety lock.

"I want to encourage anybody who has this type of front loading washing machine and small children, or even grandkids who visit, to lock the door with a child safety lock and always keep the child lock setting on!" she writes. "I realize that there are ways we could've prevented this from happening."

She wraps up her post with an important reminder. "This is the season for swimming pool accidents and kids being left in hot cars and all sorts of other horrible accidents. And that's what most of them are. Accidents," she writes Shaming the mom doesn't do anyone any good. We need to be open and honest about our mistakes to help one another keep our kids safe. And trust me, that mom is already beating herself up enough."