Monday, July 08, 2013

Children left in hot cars: A deadly combination that must stop

From the Capital Weather Gang - PLEASE READ
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/08/children-left-in-hot-cars-a-deadly-combination-that-must-stop/

Child and hot car safety tips – taken from meteorologist Jan Null:

·         NEVER LEAVE A CHILD UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE. NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE!

·         IF YOU SEE A CHILD UNATTENDED IN A HOT VEHICLE CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

·         Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading. Don’t overlook sleeping babies.

·         Always lock your car and ensure children do not have access to keys or remote entry devices. If a child is missing, check the car first, including the trunk. Teach your children that vehicles are never to be used as a play area.

·         Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat and when the child is put in the seat place the animal in the front with the driver.

·         Or place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car.

·         Make “look before you leave” a routine whenever you get out of the car.

·         Have a plan that your childcare provider will call you if your child does not show up for school.

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