As most of North America is experiencing high tempertaures it is very important to put the safety of our children first. Another blogger posted about yet another small child who died because they were forgotten in a car in hot weather. This is happening too often!
Here are two ways to ensure you remember your child is with you - we are all busy and it is all too easy to walk away from the car forgetting a child is with us. This is especially important if you share child transportation with another adult.
1. Keep a stuffed animal in the carseat and when the child is put in the seat place the animal in the front with the driver. Make it a rule to put the animal back in the car seat before leaving the car - this will ensure you know your child is there.
2. Place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car. I always put my purse under the car seat so I actually have to open the back door to get it. I have to come face to face with my child in order to get my purse.
I found this alarm system that fits on the harness of your car seat. A keyring comes with it that will alarm if it is taken more than 15 feet from the car alerting you to a child still strapped in the car. I think this is a great idea and will be looking into getting one for myself.
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Let's refrain from posting negative comments - we have no idea what is going on in anyone's head when they walk away from their car. If you have ever forgotten your purse in your car it could be just as easy to forget a child.