Members, how do you feel about leaving a child or pet in the car alone?

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    This video demonstrates one of the many dangers of leaving a child in a hot car alone. It is circulating on some social media sites, I claim no ownership. This is a very emotionally moving video and I encourage everyone to watch it or share it. I know most of you will think who would do this? Well it happens pretty often. Even for the people that leave them "just for a second", consider this, you lock your child in the car and walk across the street, you are hit and knocked unconscious and taken by ambulance to the hospital. NO ONE knows your child is in that car. Remember, it is illegal in almost all states to leave a child unattended in a car. If you are a witness to this, PLEASE call the police and ambulance service if nothing else. Send people in to the closest businesses and make an announcement of a child locked in a car. Get the child out of the car as quickly as possible anyway you can, and yes if it were me I would break a window if I had to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNDWN8KDVSM

    I reviewed the TOS and do not think I am violating any rules. If so, my apologies, please moderate.

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    Moved to the Parenting/ Family Center, as this forum is more appropriate for this type of information.
    herring_RN likes this.
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    This is a great topic for discussion, but I do find it a bit odd that you ask us how we "feel" about leaving a child or pet in the car.

    I doubt that anyone will defend the practice.
    amoLucia likes this.
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    I can't believe that we STILL have to tell people this every year. How much stupid is there, anyway? Seems almost limitless to me.....
    sharpeimom, ktwlpn, and herring_RN like this.
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    Roser, the reason I ask is because many people try to defend the practice to me. I did a presentation in my nursing class for this and before showing the video, I asked a few questions. One being how many of you would leave your child in the car for 15 minutes or less on a 75 Degree sunny day. Sadly, 8 out of 29 said they would! There have been documented cases of young children dying when its in the 60s, I think the majority of people do not do this intentionally and are just uneducated on the dangers.
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    To OP - I think roser13 has a point. Like who really defends this practice?

    Re your nursing class' 8 out of 29 students --- I'd be interested in an age analysis of those 8 respondents. I find it hard to be believe any mature, responsible respondent would OK that dangerous behavior. I would question if any of them have children of their own.

    There's a casino here in eastern Pa, outside of Philadelphia, freq on the TV news. Almost every other month or so, it seems some person leaves a child in the car while they go in and gamble. Winter or summer, it doesn't seem to matter. I believe that casino has a patrol car that cruises the parking lot just to watch out for kids/pets locked in. Is that pathetic or what???

    Maybe that casino needs to have a baby/child nursery care unit for its patrons.
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    Quote from amoLucia
    To OP - I think roser13 has a point. Like who really defends this practice?

    Re your nursing class' 8 out of 29 students --- I'd be interested in an age analysis of those 8 respondents. I find it hard to be believe any mature, responsible respondent would OK that dangerous behavior. I would question if any of them have children of their own.

    There's a casino here in eastern Pa, outside of Philadelphia, freq on the TV news. Almost every other month or so, it seems some person leaves a child in the car while they go in and gamble. Winter or summer, it doesn't seem to matter. I believe that casino has a patrol car that cruises the parking lot just to watch out for kids/pets locked in. Is that pathetic or what???

    Maybe that casino needs to have a baby/child nursery care unit for its patrons.
    Sad sad news, I am glad they at least have someone patrolling. To answer your question, 1 of the 8 was 22 without children. So perhaps I could see where her vote might be shaky. But the other 7 were 28-42 with 6 of them having children. Even after watching the video one women said, she does and will continue to leave her 4 year old in the car because "I always crack the window and only if I will be back in less than 20 minutes." My response about about getting knocked unconscious in the street was actually my response to that.
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    To OP - I'll believe your demographics re the 7 out of 29. But I find it so unbelievable hard to understand THEIR thinking!!! Makes me wonder about what other questionable parental actions they may have done.

    I have a saying - 'stupid people shouldn't breed'.

    One can only hope nothing serious happens to their little ones. I would like to see some conscientious passer-by call 911 to report such a situation. I wonder if these are the same people who fail to seat-belt in their kids or use correct baby carriers/car seats?

    Interesting topic, but sadly surprising.
    ktwlpn likes this.
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    WOW what a sad video. I cried watching it. I never leave my kids in the car..I have 4 of them age 4-10 and it's a process bringing them all in the store, but I do it. I also call the police on anyone I see leaving their kids/pets in the car.
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    Never my children and never my dog.....in the summer. I will leave her in the winter.....


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