Every year in the US, an average of 37 children perish when they’re left in vehicles. Most of those are left in those vehicles by accident. A portion of those children are left in those vehicles on purpose — say Mom goes into a store or something like that. Another portion of those 37 deaths happens when preschoolers go back into an unlocked car to get a toy they’ve left behind and find themselves trapped in a car they can’t open.
Your car is a dangerous place for your child, one of the most dangerous places that children inhabit daily. Here at CSFTL we work daily to help caregivers keep kids safe while on the go by making the best choices when transporting their Littles.
It’s about halfway through summer and sixteen children in the United States have lost their lives to hyperthermia due to being left in a vehicle. It’s utterly heartbreaking every time a new one hits the headlines because it is so very preventable. Think it could never happen to you? Think you could never, ever, forget about your child in a car? Think again.