The number of children who have died as a result of being locked in a hot vehicle now stands at seventeen as of Today Monday July 14, 2014. This figure is alarming. However instead of us debating about how parents can possible forget their children inside their cars we must focus on ways to prevent more deaths.
Here are some tips that might help parents to remember their children.
1.When you strap your child in the car place your briefcase, handbags, or lunch on the seat next to your child.
2.Carry an extra pair of shoes an old one that you wear around the house and one for work. Put your working shoes on the floor of the vehicle directly in front of the car seat. There is no way you can retrieve it and not see your child.
3. We are living in a world blinded by technology and where people will forget their children they rarely forget their phones. Few can go for minutes much less hours without their phones. Put your phone in the child’s bag. I have a feeling you won’t forget it.
4.If the first three is not enough write this sign and stick on your dashboard – MY CHILD IS IN MY CAR
5.If none of these work then you shouldn’t have children!!!
Marva Seaton is a Mom, Author, Blogger, and Poet. She is passionate about issues concerning woman and tries to highlight stories of those suffering abuse. She strongly believes in fairness, equality, and the empowerment of women.
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