A chilling video of toddler climbing over a gate to enter a swimming pool has been shared online as a warning to other parents.
The tot lifts the ladder from the trampoline above his head as a small girl watches on. He leans the small ladder against the metal fence and begins to climb.
‘Step one, step two, step three,’ he can be heard saying, before lifting a leg over to the other side of the fence.
The video, posted to the Facebook group ‘Perth Having a whinge’ has shocked other parents.
‘Never underestimate what a kid can do. They are at least five steps ahead of you…vigilance,’ another person commented.
‘OMG kids are so clever. My 2 youngest kiddies tried to use a chair, they both got a smack on the bum and wasn’t allowed outside. They both soon learned.’
A 2017 report from the Royal Life Saving Australia about children under five drowning in private swimming pools found that 29 children aged 0-4 years drowned in Australian waterways over the preceding twelve months, with 10 of these deaths occurring in NSW.
A video has been posted on social media of a crafty three-year-old boy using a trampoline ladder to scale a pool fence as a warning to parents
The 3-year-old boy was caught by his mum on camera. His mum posted the shocking video on social media to warn parents of the risk of not watching kids near water
Children under the age of five are at the highest risk of drowning, with home swimming pools a common location for fatalities, the report states.
Lack of appropriate supervision was deemed the main factor, the report said.
However, a fifth of the pools where children had died were not fenced.