This morning I was cleaning the main bathroom and when I was done with the cleaners I set them on top of my dresser to clean our master bathroom next. Not two minutes later, Alexa had used a stool to grab the toilet bowl cleaner, took the lid off (which was closed, she somehow opened it even though it has the childproof cap), and squirted it all over my bedroom carpet! I think I kept calm on the outside, but inside I freaked. The carpet had immediately disintegrated. I checked Alexa for any that might have got on her. Luckily she didn't get any herself and she didn't drink any. I can't even imagine what that stuff would have done to her skin or insides. I feel so so thankful that Alexa was fine! The carpet is going to have to be replaced, but not a big deal compared to what could have happened.
I'm not proud of this post but I just wanted to warn people to hide and lock up their cleaners. (We do keep our cleaners on the highest shelf in our house.) Alexa basically hasn't done any trouble making up to this point so I wasn't as cautious as I should have been. I will not be underestimating Alexa any more and will be doing some more child proofing around here. I will also be doing some research on getting safer cleaners.