It’s Getting Hot in Here: Summertime Car Safety

Every year,  I am heartbroken when another baby, toddler or child perishes because a parent has forgotten them in the car.  I do not judge these deaths.  I just morn them.

It only takes minutes 10-15 in  90 degree weather for the interior temperature of a car to reach to 130 degrees. Heat stroke happens when the body core temperature reaches 106 degrees.    Here are tips to keeping your child safe from hot car danger:

 

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Leave something necessary for your day on the backseat.  Whether it be a purse, briefcase or your shoe!

 

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Look before you lock!  Always check the backseat to make sure you haven’t forgotten a sleeping or quiet child.

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Keep keys and fobs out of the reach of children.

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Once you arrive home, be sure to lock all car doors.  

 

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Ask your daycare provider to contact you if your child doesn’t arrive at school.

 

We are all overwork and sleep-deprived.  Keeping our children safe is a full-time job.  Hopefully these tips will help you keep your bundle of joy safe for the summer.

 

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