Who doesn’t love the hot summer heat and sunshine? It makes you feel happy, but, there are some dangers that come with the beautiful weather; heat stroke. Heat stroke can take a great summer experience and turn it into a scary one. You may think that your child will be fine in the car for a few minutes while you run into the store, but it isn’t safe for your little one for any period of time. So far this year, 26 children have died from heatstroke after being left in a car.
What to do if you see a child alone in a car:
Warning signs of heat stroke are:
Always look before you lock! Check the backseat of your car before you walk away to be sure that your child is not left inside. Did you know even at an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 110 degrees, and that in 10 minutes a car’s temperature can rise over 20 degrees? Children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults, anyone can make a mistake and leave a child in the car; maybe they fell asleep or maybe you are not used to having them in your car at that time. It better to be safe, always double check!