Holland Toddler Falls From Second Story Window

A 21-month-old child is in the hospital after falling out of a window in Holland. Read more
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“Live for this moment!”

Since: Apr 08

Skee Town!

#1 May 4, 2008
I hope she will be ok and recover fully.

This is sad. The second time in a few weeks that a little one has fallen from a second story window...
cdc

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 May 4, 2008
thats what happend when people don't watch there kids!!
annie

Encino, CA

#3 May 4, 2008
OMG where was the mother? Hope the little girl is ok.
Kelli Jean

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 May 4, 2008
And why wasnt there a screen or anything to PROTECT the children; especially it being a second story window!

Hope she recovers fine, I will be praying...

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#5 May 4, 2008
Kelli Jean wrote:
And why wasnt there a screen or anything to PROTECT the children; especially it being a second story window!
Hope she recovers fine, I will be praying...
Screens are very easy to push out. I've had one pushed oiut by a cat. I think it'sa shame that the bars are so expensive.
Mama-Sita

Alto, MI

#8 May 4, 2008
Okay, so I've never claimed to be the best mother in the world, and I once let my now 4-year old fall off the washer, but WHO would put a 2 and 3-year old in a bed next to an open window on the second floor?? I hope the little girl has a full recovery.
I see dumb people

United States

#9 May 4, 2008
Kelli Jean wrote:
And why wasnt there a screen or anything to PROTECT the children; especially it being a second story window!
Hope she recovers fine, I will be praying...
Ummm Kelli Jean....a screen is not going to PROTECT children from falling out a window, ffs.

The question here is why was the bed near the window?

“What's Up?”

Since: Jan 08

Coopersville

#10 May 4, 2008
This is so sad...But, like you all are saying...Where was the mother??? And, why couldn't the passerbys get her attention???? They say everything happens for a reason, but then you have to ask "WHY"?????

Since: Feb 08

Palatine, IL

#11 May 4, 2008
Here we go with the blame game. The story said the kids were supposed to be sleeping. Anyone with more than one kid knows that bedtime sometimes becomes goof off time.......it could have happened to anyone of us. Kids are kids. I see no fault of the parents. Kudos to the passers by. Most people would have kept on going!
I hope the little girl will be ok.
Mama-Sita

Alto, MI

#12 May 4, 2008
Rosiesmom wrote:
Here we go with the blame game. The story said the kids were supposed to be sleeping. Anyone with more than one kid knows that bedtime sometimes becomes goof off time.......it could have happened to anyone of us. Kids are kids. I see no fault of the parents. Kudos to the passers by. Most people would have kept on going!
I hope the little girl will be ok.
So if naptime can become goof off time then that is exactly why we are saying there shouldn't have been a bed by an open window. Heck, it shouldn't even be in a ROOM with an open window.

Since: Apr 08

Rockford, Michigan

#13 May 4, 2008
CoopMom2 wrote:
This is so sad...But, like you all are saying...Where was the mother??? And, why couldn't the passerbys get her attention???? They say everything happens for a reason, but then you have to ask "WHY"?????
It says that it was Saturday night and the kids were supposed to be sleeping. I don't stay in the room while my kids are sleeping. Do you?
Mama-Sita

Alto, MI

#14 May 4, 2008
Wow....WOODTV has SUCH a different story....even saying the older brother probably opened the window. My apologies to the mother if that is the case. How can the reporting here be so shoddy?
yeppers

Ann Arbor, MI

#15 May 4, 2008
ok....if I saw some kids hanging out of the window, especially little ones, I dont think I would pound on the front door if some one else was with me. I think I would place myself at the bottom to catch her while the other person ran to the neighbors.
Where are the screens on these windows? Why were the windows open with no screens? I hope the little girl has a speedy recovery!
pmi

Phenix City, AL

#18 May 4, 2008
Gentle Taz wrote:
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Screens are very easy to push out. I've had one pushed oiut by a cat. I think it'sa shame that the bars are so expensive.
Building codes require you to have Egress. Do some research. Bars would not be allowed.
Gail in Wyoming

Wixom, MI

#19 May 4, 2008
What a sad story. I pray that their baby will be okay.
pmi

Phenix City, AL

#20 May 4, 2008
It is really hard for me to believe that someone, whomever, actually fell out of a window.

“God Bless America”

Since: Sep 07

Grand Haven, MI

#21 May 4, 2008
I will pray for the whole family and the little baby, accidents do happen and when it happens to a little child it seems so much more tragic. Glad the people in the car stop, might have been a lot worse. Listen to Safe Kids Coalition, but then children seem to find away around just about anything.
I see dumb people

United States

#22 May 4, 2008
pmi wrote:
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Building codes require you to have Egress. Do some research. Bars would not be allowed.
Thank you. Finally a voice of rationale and reason.

Code also requires screens, and there probably was a screen before the child pushed it out.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#23 May 4, 2008
pmi wrote:
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Building codes require you to have Egress. Do some research. Bars would not be allowed.
Last night, on the news, they showed some bars that could be used, priced about $60, they said. They did not go into detail, but I would think that those bars would have a latch allowing egress. Iwould suggest that you do some research.

Since: Feb 08

Palatine, IL

#24 May 4, 2008
Mama-Sita wrote:
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So if naptime can become goof off time then that is exactly why we are saying there shouldn't have been a bed by an open window. Heck, it shouldn't even be in a ROOM with an open window.
I assume you have kids? I also assume that when you told them to go to bed, they did, and fell right to sleep? You think kids will not try to get away with whatever they can to avoid going to bed when they aren't ready? Who said the bed was next to the window? The story I read on WZZM said that the kids were hanging out the window when the passers by noticed them. Nothing about the little girl falling out of the window from a bed NEXT to the window. Ok, lets ban all two story homes. And windows. Get real people. It could happen to anyone.
*rolleyes*

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