I've seen questions about how to stop a toddler from roaming at night. The answers range from "sleep on the child's floor" to "lock her in". Some moms are horrified at the idea of locking a child in and I don't understand why. My own mom was in tears over the idea but couldn't explain why. I really want to understand.
One argument is would I like being locked in myself. Well, of course not. I've had free run of the house (and outside) for over 30 years. But if I posed a hazard to myself or others I would accept the restriction. Also, my child is used to being confined in her crib. Having the run of her room is an improvement.
Another is that the child can't get out in an emergency. But the truth is that young children don't try to leave in an emergency. They hide - under the covers, under the bed, in a closet. Besides, if I can’t get to her in an emergency, she can’t get to me.
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