Health Tip: Don't Leave Kids in the Car Alone
-- Temperatures inside a car with the windows closed or nearly closed can skyrocket quickly. This can lead to life-threatening hyperthermia (heat stroke).
So caregivers must never leave children inside a car, even on a cloudy day.
The Safe Kids USA website offers these safety reminders:
- Never leave your child alone inside a car, even for a minute.
- Always lock your car and trunk when you leave, which will prevent a child from entering a hot car.
- Let other caregivers know when you have dropped your child off somewhere.
- Place your purse, briefcase, phone or other necessary item in the backseat next to your child. This will prevent you from leaving your child in the car by mistake.
Posted: September 2012