Another case for kid-proofing your house.
A mom jumped out a window after her toddler fell out their fifth story apartment window last week.
The mother and 2-year-old were on a couch next to an open window when the boy fell out the window, landing on a fourth-floor balcony below.
The mother quickly leapt out the window to save her child, herself landing on the balcony below and suffering a broken ankle.
The child only suffered a hit and bruise to the head.
While it’s admirable that the mother quickly jumped to her child’s rescue, it could have been prevented altogether with some safety precautions – safety bars for the open window are a small step that makes a huge difference.
No doubt the summer heat has people opening their windows for a breath of fresh air, but this can create a dangerous situation forlittle ones toddling about.
Thankfully, it wasn’t a more tragic accident, but it’s a great wake up call to make sure you’re taking the extra steps to make your home a safe place.