So Simple But So Useful! Our Reader Shares Incredibly Interesting Tip Of How Not To Forget Your Child In A Car
August 8, 2018 09:53 By Fabiosa
Did you know that according to the recent statistics, around 37 children in the US die every year after been left in a hot car? Sounds awful, but it’s true.
One of our readers shared a very simple and interesting way of how not to forget your child in a car. We decided to share this tip with others and hope it will be helpful to all busy parents.
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Simple way not to leave your baby in a car
Two months ago, Fabiosa released a post about a 9-month-old baby that died after being left unattended in a hot car outside Baytown, Texas.
This horrible case shocked not just us but the majority of our readers. The temperature outside was about 90 degrees at that time, and the poor baby spent several hours ‘melting’ on the heat.
Sadly, this is not the only case of a child dying in a hot vehicle. We know plenty of such stories, and it’s terrible.
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In response to our post, one of Fabiosa readers shared a very simple but useful advice considering car danger for kids. Ricki Feist told us how to prevent leaving children in a hot car. We really liked this method and decided to share it with you, as well.
Ricki suggests all parents practicing the "left shoe rule:”
When placing a child in their car seat, remove your left shoe and put it on the back seat next to the child's seat. As you exit the car, you will realize you aren't wearing your left shoe, which reminds you to get your child out of the car.
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Thank you, Ricki, for sharing this useful tip with us. We hope it will be helpful for other parents too.
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Other useful tips
There are several other tips that can help too frustrated adults not forget their babies in hot vehicles. Here they are:
1. Put your purse or cell phone next to your child's car seat to make sure you won’t forget your baby while looking for your stuff.
2. Put a ‘baby on board’ sign not just on the back of your car, but in front of your eyes as well.
3. Use electronic tags on your phone to remind you about a child in your car.
4. Make a check-list of your daily routine and mark “Do not forget my baby in the car!” point in red.
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Dear readers, if you have your own useful tips to share with us, we’ll be glad to read them in the comments.