Summer heat a safety concern for parents with small children
POSTED: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 1:04pm
Crystal Pichon with Lexlee's Kids came on Baton Rouge Lagniappe to talk about the problem of kids being left in hot cars in the summer heat.
Pichon said that some of the smartest people have left their child in the car, and that multi-tasking or a change of routine can cause a parent to forget their child in the back seat.
Pichon gave some tips to help parents:
- Put something important like a cell phone or briefcase in the back seat.
- Look before you lock: Check the back seat before you lock your vehicle.
- Set reminders on your desk at work
- Ask someone to remind you as to whether you dropped your child off
- See if you can ask your school if your child doesn't come in on time to call you and ask you where he /she is
- iPhone now has an app that lets you set reminders .
Pichon said that in Summer, the interior temperatre of a car can rise to 130 degrees in minutes and that children's body temperature can raise 3-5 times faster than an adults so they overheat fast.