With the warmer weather coming.... at least I think it is up here in Vermont! I thought I'd post a quick reminder about leaving kids in the car. There seems to always be one horrible and inevitable news story early in the season that a child has died from heat stroke while in a vehicle.
It has happened in February with temperatures in the low 70’s. But typically around the Ides of March we hear of the first event of the year – a disturbing, horrific incident of an infant or toddler dying from being trapped in a sweltering car.
The risks and causes of these hyperthermia deaths are well-known, and this tragic mishap occurred 49 times in 2010 – the worst year since records have been kept.
I found another great website with some safe tips for children in all aspects of your life at SafeKids.org.