Health Tip: Don't Leave Kids in the Car Alone
(HealthDay News) -- Temperatures inside a car with the windows closed or nearly closed can skyrocket quickly.
This can lead to life-threatening hyperthermia (heat stroke).
So caregivers must never leave children inside a car, even on a cloudy day.
The Safe Kids USA website offers these safety reminders:
Never leave your child alone inside a car, even for a minute.
Always lock your car and trunk when you leave, which will prevent a child from entering a hot car.
Let other caregivers know when you have dropped your child off somewhere.
Place your purse, briefcase, phone or other necessary item in the backseat next to your child. This will prevent you from leaving your child in the car by mistake.