Temperatures in your car can rise 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes. Don’t forget to check the backseat! Children overheat four times faster than adults meaning heat stroke and death can happen faster than you think. Even the most vigilant parents can overlook a sleeping baby in the car. If a child is left in a vehicle they can overheat, resulting in devastating injury, permanent brain damage or death.
A couple of tips for prevention:
- Put something you need in the backseat (purse or briefcase) or place something in the front seat to remind you that your child is in the car.
- Never leave children unattended in or around a vehicle. More tips on [Heat Stroke in Kids]: http://www.nhtsa.gov/safety/hyperthermia