When we get in our cars, we are reminded to fasten our seat belts, when a door is not properly closed, or even when something is wrong with the car. However, there are no warnings when a child is left in the back seat of a hot car.
With hot weather already here, there are devices you can buy that can save your child from injury or death.
Your child can suffer severe heat stroke in just minutes if left in a closed car for just minutes on a hot day.
For busy parents, alarms can sound a warning to remember to make sure your child is out of the car.
It takes a quick internet search on Amazon.
The Back Seat Baby Alarm automatically turns on anytime you open either rear door, when you put your child in the back seat. When you exit the car, the device chimes, as a gentle reminder, not to forget the child in the back seat.
The car seat monitor is another brand that is available. It turns a car seat into a smart safety seat. It will message you by phone if your child is in a parked car for more than five minutes.
The makers of the Sunshine Baby car seat alarm, with I-remind, said the device is easy to install. If you walk away from the car, leaving the child in the seat, it will not only give you an audible alarm, but a visual notification as well.
The prices range from $75 to $125.
There are also apps like Kars 4 Kids Safety - which reminds drivers to check the back seat after driving.