Yesterday on The Woody and Wilcox show we discussed the latest instance of a child being left in a hot car. A Florida woman called 911 after realizing an infant was alone in a locked car in 90+ degree heat. The fallout was caught on camera as the mother emerged from the shopping center nearly 25 minutes after the 911 call was placed. You can check out the sheriff's PSA here:
After further research, we learned that South Carolina is tied with Texas for most hot car deaths in the United States. Now, not every instance of a child left in a hot car is done maliciously. I get it. We are tired, we are distracted, we change routines... We heard an emotional story from Chuck who nearly left his young son in the car seat one day simply because he didn't normally take him to daycare. (But was supposed to that day.) We received a message from a local firefighter (who wanted to remain anonymous) stating that he gets called out for a child left in a vehicle EVERY SINGLE DAY. We must do better. Fortunately, there are many products on the market now to prevent this sort of thing from happening and you won't have to take out a loan to get one. Consider picking up one of these items for your next baby shower gift instead of another onesie. It could save a life.