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Childcare experts share protection tips for kids at home

Posted at 9:32 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 00:32:42-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas mom is stunned to hear that a two-year-old girl in New Hampshire lost her life while being outside in subfreezing temperatures.

Newport Police Department was called to Maple Street in New Hampshire after neighbors found the young girl faced down in the snow.

The toddler left the residence on her own in the early morning hours on Monday but was then unable to regain entry, according to police.

Las Vegas mom, Alexis Heckman said having a daughter that same age makes it even harder to take in and its why she makes an effort to prevent danger from happening.

"I have a gate up. I also have a childproof lock on the doors," Heckman said. "Her door is also open, so there is no way that she could walk out and not hear it.

Staff at Children's Advocacy Alliance said those with children have to be extra mindful that children are curious and that door locks are becoming easier for children to unlock and lock.

Experts recommend deadbolts, slick locks, and property securing furniture to minimize danger from happening.

Chief James Burroughs with the Newport Police Department said although the investigation is still underway, officials believe Monday's incident was an accident.