The mother of a 3-year-old girl found wandering in Wolcott was arrested on Thursday and her case has been continued to March.
Twenty-four-year-old Kaila Lanfair was charged with risk of injury to a minor and appeared in court Friday without a lawyer and did not enter a plea.
Police said they got a call just before 3 p.m. about a toddler in diaper wandering on Route 69/Wolcott Road, which is "very busy, heavily traveled road."
By the time Wolcott police made it to the scene, the child was inside a home with Lanfair, police said.
Witness said they saw the mother come outside and grab the child on the road before police arrived.
When questioned, Lanfair told police her daughter was asleep and she went to the second floor to use the bathroom. While she was upstairs, Lanfair heard cars screeching to a halt outside the home and immediately went to grab the 3-year-old, police said.
Lanfair said there are childproof knob covers on the door and police saw the covers but could not conclude if the door was open.
It is not clear if the child was left unattended by the mother and police continue to investigate.
Lanfair will appear in court on March 16.