Heat Stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths in children in the United States. On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. The following tips are reminders to prevent parents and caregivers from forgetting a child inside the car.
Published on: 04/07/2017
- Always check the back seat
- Observe and report If you see a child alone in a car, call 911, especialy on hot days.
- Be on alert if your routine changes Your risk of leaving your child behind increases.
- Place a child's item on the front seat
- Place a personal item in the back Like your phone, briefcase, or purse.
- Center the car seat It's easier to see your child.
- Set up a system with your child care Make and expect calls if your child doesn't arrive as planned.
- Discuss hot-car deaths Especially with grandparents and babysitters.