Safeguarding Kids during this Scorching Summer
Talk to family members, friends, and caregivers about the importance of never leaving a child behind. Encourage them to follow the same precautions as you and share information on social media platforms to reach a wider audience. There are various smartphone apps available that can send reminders to check the backseat when you arrive at your destination. Additionally, some car seat manufacturers offer smart car seats like the Evenflo Gold Revolve360 with SensorSafe with built-in sensors that alert parents if a child is left behind, unexpected chest clip unbuckles, temperature too hot or too cold, and child seated too long
Choose shaded areas when you’re parking. The shade will help reduce the temperature inside the car. But a shady tree is not a substitute for safe childcare. Rolling down your windows and shady parking is almost no help in reducing vehicle interior temperatures. And always lock your car. A vehicle is not a playground; no child should ever be allowed to play in a parked car.