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Old 03-09-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Austin
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For some reason this seems to happen a lot in the summer these days. If you have a child, remember that you have a child and don't leave them in a hot car to die, please.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:47 PM
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Yes, I second that. Get off your phone and tend to your life.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:51 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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A friend of one of my friends lost a child this way. It's hard to imagine anything worse.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: 78108
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Happened in New Braunfels yesterday. It always makes me cry when I hear about that happening. One of the few things that breaks my heart at its core. I'm positive the parents never intend for this to happen, and I don't know how they live with themselves when it does. I pray that I am never so caught up in less important things that I forget about my precious cargo. I'm also praying for that family in NB. They didn't get to hug and kiss a sweet baby this morning.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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And pets, as well.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Well I won't post my theory on some of the people that this happens to but TexasNick brings up a good point, don't leave pets in the car either.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have always wondered how you could forget to get your kids out of the car. I had never done that with my kids. I just can not fathom how people say that they forget that ther kids were in the car. It just does not make sense. On a lighter note, my kids are practically grown now(in their minds) that they wish sometimes that they could forget and leave me in the car.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Great advice... gotta revive this thread when it does get hot out.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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I have always wondered how you could forget to get your kids out of the car. I had never done that with my kids. I just can not fathom how people say that they forget that ther kids were in the car. It just does not make sense. On a lighter note, my kids are practically grown now(in their minds) that they wish sometimes that they could forget and leave me in the car.

Change of routine (different parent does the daycare drop off, or goes to some event with the kid first, anything different from the norm), kid falls asleep (also different from the norm), parent is thinking about the big meeting/deadline/sick parent/dying friend/whatever. Parent is distracted and follows his/her usual routine, kid is asleep so doesn't 'alert' parent to his/her presence.

It happens. Even to the most conscientious of parents.

Some suggestions have been to leave an item you always take - like a purse or briefcase - next to the car seat, so you're forced to look into the back seat (and before anyone blasts parents who think more of their purse than their baby, remember it's usually a situation where having the baby in their car is *not* their normal routine).
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Change of routine (different parent does the daycare drop off, or goes to some event with the kid first, anything different from the norm), kid falls asleep (also different from the norm), parent is thinking about the big meeting/deadline/sick parent/dying friend/whatever. Parent is distracted and follows his/her usual routine, kid is asleep so doesn't 'alert' parent to his/her presence.

It happens. Even to the most conscientious of parents.

Some suggestions have been to leave an item you always take - like a purse or briefcase - next to the car seat, so you're forced to look into the back seat (and before anyone blasts parents who think more of their purse than their baby, remember it's usually a situation where having the baby in their car is *not* their normal routine).
Chaka, I hear what you are saying on a change of routine, but it is your kids(not directing to you personally). Your kids are always a part of your routine, no matter what else is going on.
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