I don't post on here regularly but love reading and learning when I do get the chance. I just really wanted to remind everyone about constant vigilence with our precious ones. I know I personally have thought 'oh wonderful, he's getting older and more independent so I can get on with X,Y,Z while he plays' and then later found him fiddling with the keys in the door trying to get out. Things like that, that give us a short sharp shock to knock us out of complacency. A friend of a friend of a friend of mine has recently had her children taken away from her. She left her 6 month old baby sleeping on the bed, unaware of how active she was getting with rolling around etc. Anyway, little baby rolled off the bed, and got stuck between the bed and a very hot radiator. She is burned and scarred, how badly I don't know. I know it was foolish and stupid but I think it could be any of us in any situation, turning our backs for 1-2 minutes, nipping out of the room while giving LO a bath to get a towel, leaving blind cords unsecured etc Things like this terrify and upset me. But I would rather be overvigilent and upset than be complacent and relaxed about how much danger my toddler could be walking into. I hope I haven't offended or sound patronising. I just genuinly wanted to give others a renewed sense of awareness as I know I need reminders when weeks go by and my LO is developing and learning so positively, i still need to remember possible dangers all around him.