Hot Cars and Children

zaiire3How to keep your child safe from a hot-car tragedy offered some safety tips for parents to avoid hot-car tragedies:

  • Avoid leaving children alone in or around cars. It is not acceptable to leave children in cars for any time at all, even if you are only running into a store to grab a few things.
  • “Look Before You Lock.” Form a habit of continually opening the back door to check the back seat before leaving the car to make sure a child isn’t left behind.
  • Create reminders. For example, keep a stuffed animal in the child’s car seat. When the child is occupying the car seat, take the stuffed animal out and place it in the passenger seat as a visual reminder.

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