Please go to Parenting's website and read this article on ways to prevent hot car deaths. According to the article, some 30 children die every year in hot cars, usually because the driver forgets the child is in the car. Here are some ways to prevent tragedy, from the article:
- put a stuffed animal in your child's carseat, and move it to the front seat when your child is in his carseat
- put your briefcase or purse in the backseat
- have your daycare provider call you if your child is not dropped off promptly
- there are alarms you can purchase that will go off if you leave a child in his carseat; for more information on where to purchase these, please refer to the end of the article
Also, please be aware that cars can heat up very quickly, even on relatively cool days. A child can die in 15 minutes when it's 75 degrees out, depending on what the child is wearing and when he last drank soemething. And you can't depend on a cracked window to keep it cool either, contrary to popular belief.
Please take a few minutes to read this article. It could save a life.