A supposedly "un-climbable" pool ladder was, in fact, climbed, very easily, by this talented toddler. This above ground pool looks to be properly secured with the pool ladder upright and locked, but the curious tot had other ideas.
The Wymans of Massachusetts caught their 2-year-old Cody red-handed scaling the closed pool ladder. He wasn't alone and did it in full view of both parents. He used both of his hands and feet to hold himself up and shimmied himself towards the pool. His quick thinking dad, Keith, got out his phone and filmed his toddler climbing towards the pool. This controlled climb (mom was right behind him) served as a warning to parents across the country that these ladders may not be as safe as they are believed to be.
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 and I stress you to watch your kids around pools I will be buying a new type of ladder!! “Kid has some serious upper body strength “Posted by Keith Wyman on Friday, June 15, 2018
The video was shared on Facebook and has been viewed over 25 million times since it was posted last week. The New York Post further popularized this video by sharing it with their readers. Comments ranged from amazed to shocked, and some readers were even thankful for the warning. Summertime means lots of swimming and pool time, but it also means potential dangers. Backyard pools, both above and in-ground, serve as a real danger to young children.
Kids' love of the water leads to exploration which can lead to tragic consequences. This video just proves how vigilant parents of little ones need to be. This ladder was advertised as un-climbable and safe for children, but if this little guy could do it, that means that thousands of others probably can too. The Wyman family said that the store they bought the ladder from offered them a replacement but they declined since all the ladders had a similar design. Looks like it's time for companies to develop something that is really childproof!
We're just glad that this little guy was spotted by his parents before something happened to him. In these cases, it may be best to simply remove the ladder so it is really unable to be climbed.
What do you think of this little monkey? Are you surprised that he was able to climb to the pool? Let us know in the comments!