Mum begs for help after revealing she has to lock her son in his bed to keep him safe | The Sun

Mum begs for help after revealing she has to lock her son in his bed to keep him safe | The Sun


A MUM has been forced to lock her child to his bed to keep him from getting into trouble.

In a video, mum Meghan Joy Rodgers, shows the contraption she had made to keep her young son in his bed.

"This is the only way I can keep my autistic son safe in his bed," she explained.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

Children with condition can display some behaviours which health professionals call "challenging".

They are also prone to meltdowns, which is when the person has complete loss of control over their behaviour.

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Meghan has put a tent in her son's cot, which she fastens shut with several safety pins.

"However, sometimes he gets out even with the safety pins…help," she said.

The clip, which has been shared on TikTok, has been viewedby over 4million times.

Social media users have flocked to the comment section to raise concerns over the little boy's safety.

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"What happens when there is a fire?" one person asked.

"If there is a fire it’s not safe, small children are not going to get themselves out if there is a fire," another added.

However, Meghan assured users that she has something on hand to rip the tend open in case of a fire.

"It’s right next to me on my night stand, so i can grab it very easily if needed," she explained.

What are the signs and symptoms of autism in young children?

The NHS outlines the signs of symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in young children:

  • avoiding eye contact
  • not smiling when you smile at them
  • getting very upset if they do not like a certain taste, smell or sound
  • repetitive movements, such as flapping their hands, flicking their fingers or rocking their body
  • not talking as much as other children
  • not doing as much pretend play
  • repeating the same phrases

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