Excellent point. My oldest in her infant car seat was always in the front seat. (after her came twins, who always were side by side in the back seat) By the time she was in a bolster seat in the back, she was old enough to speak out or even figure out how to open the door on her own.
Every time I read about a child being left in a car, it turns my stomach, and I know it could happen to any family that’s in a rush, especially a large family. Given the temp, it wouldn’t take long for the child to die in the car. I suppose the only solution is to have one person always responsible for the youngest, most helpless child(ren).
Thanks, there are so many ‘beautiful people’ even on this site that say that they WOULD NEVER forget their kid in a car. Well, I promise them that if one of them got a cell phone call while driving that their mother had been shot during a home invasion, they’d forgot about their kid, at least for a few moments.
In my case, in one of the rare times that I had only one kid in the car, and in the back seat, he fell asleep. I was driving, looked over my right shoulder for a lane change, and saw him there. Scared the CRAP out of me, as I had TOTALLY FORGOTTEN that he was in the car (and I was only thinking about work at the time). Needless to say, none of my kids were ever alone in the back of our cars again after that.
Here in Houston if you’re not a ‘beautiful person’ you can easily wind up with dead kids this way, unless you pro-actively try to prevent it.