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Old 09-06-2014, 10:14 PM
 
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What if the place gets robbed while you are in there, or it's old persons' day?

Nope.
Yeah... I'm going to bring my kid inside just in case there is a robbery. I totally want them to be in that sort of dangerous situation instead of outside in their car seat where its safer.




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Old 09-06-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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You must not have turned off the car and taken the keys because every automatic transmission car I owned required the key to be in the ignition to shift them out of park. My manual transmission cars would have stalled instantly if I got out of car with it in gear because I would have needed to take my foot off of the clutch to get out of the car.
Back in the day, plenty of cars didn't need keys to shift gears. My mom had an automatic that you could shift our of park without keys. Piece of cake. Plenty of manual transmissions also didn't need keys to shift. I know because I used to sit there shifting my dad's care in the driveway. Car wasn't running either.
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:42 AM
 
Location: California
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Yeah I did when I could keep the car in sight.

But once, when my first born was an infant, I locked her and my purse in the car after shopping at the mall. I had to walk back to a store and use the phone at a sales desk to call AAA (pre cell phone days). I was a wreck but there wasn't an option.

I think we have to use a common sense approach to all things, and not treat every moment of parenting as if there is some danger there waiting for us to look away and snatch away our kids. None of us get through parenting with a perfect record. NONE OF US.

I remember getting a dirty look from a "church lady" type when I left my kid in the car to hit up the ATM that was right there in view. HAHA. Kid was much safer in the car than running around while I was punching numbers in.
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Its definitely safer (in non-extreme weather conditions) for a child to be in the car that walking across a carpark or forecourt.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:34 AM
 
Location: North
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I've left my child, under five, strapped in her car seat while I've done things like drop books in the book drop at the library, return a grocery cart to the cart return, walk to the door of a friends house to pick up her sister. Yes. Basically, all things that really do take a minute or two and all in situations where I can clearly see the car and she can see me. I don't really see why this would be dangerous or a big deal.
This!
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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for all of you who will leave your child in the car for "just a minute" or "where you can see the car".... I just saw on the news that a mom ran into a bodega "for a second" and someone hopped in her car and took off with her toddler in the car.

Sure, the dumbass shouldn't have left the keys in the car but ANYTHING could have happened whether the keys were in the car or not.

What makes you think that just because you can "see the car" you would be able to stop someone from pulling aside your car and grabbing your kid and taking off?? Or your kid somehow getting out of the car (kids are very resourceful) and getting hit by a car trying to get to you??


Stop being lazy. I never left my child in the car for any reason at all.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: North
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The key here is that you don't lose sight of your car. Why make something that would take you a minute into a 10' production removing kids from carseats and keeping an eye on them while you use an ATM?
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:02 AM
 
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for all of you who will leave your child in the car for "just a minute" or "where you can see the car".... I just saw on the news that a mom ran into a bodega "for a second" and someone hopped in her car and took off with her toddler in the car.

Sure, the dumbass shouldn't have left the keys in the car but ANYTHING could have happened whether the keys were in the car or not.

What makes you think that just because you can "see the car" you would be able to stop someone from pulling aside your car and grabbing your kid and taking off?? Or your kid somehow getting out of the car (kids are very resourceful) and getting hit by a car trying to get to you??


Stop being lazy. I never left my child in the car for any reason at all.
She left the keys in the car. That makes a pretty big difference. She also went inside a store. Could she see her kid from inside? If the kid is strapped into a car seat and mom knows they can't get out of the car seat then how are they going to get themselves out of the car? We really are talking a minute, not "a minute".
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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Wow this tread has blown up!
I think we need to understand that unlike when I was a kid.. Now in days there are so many rules about what you can and can't do.. It's called child neglect.. Even leaving your child for a minute. It's so sad! I myslef have left my child for minute in the car. I always felt bad about it.. But when it's just you and your in a hurry. It's so easy to do. I have seen moms lives distorted for leaving their kids in the car and I can't do it anymore. The last thing I want is child neglect and social services investigating me when I know I'm a good mom. I think we all need to think. Who will see and call the cops. Unfortunately!
I would call the cops if I saw a young child left unattended in a car. I would have no idea of how long the child had been in there, and as a mandated reporter I am not in a position to just walk away.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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The key here is that you don't lose sight of your car. Why make something that would take you a minute into a 10' production removing kids from carseats and keeping an eye on them while you use an ATM?
Go to a drive thru atm, or go at a time when your kids aren't with you. It isn't an either or situation, there are a bunch of OTHER thing you could do besides leaving children unattended in a car.
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