Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Reminder: Check car seat before exiting your car -new daily routine

With the change in the daily routine due to new camp summer schedule its important to remember not to forget kids in a car. Despite the safeguards in place and safety measures making sure you look before you lock the door, a change in routine can throw things off. Its unfortunate every year across the USA there a hot car deaths with kids left in cars. In this article it explains how a change in the daily routine is the most contributing factor for heatstroke death in cars. "In every hot-car death Dr. Diamond has studied, something was different about the routine that day. Jodie Edwards had to make two stops instead of her usual one. In other cases, Dad drove the baby instead of Mom or there was some other extra stress. And the basal ganglia won control." another factor is the rear facing car seats putting them in the
backseat. a'This is a relatively new problem. Prior to the early 1990s, children were routinely placed in the front seat, where it was obvious that they were in the car. In fact, from 1990 to 1992 there were only 11 known deaths of children from heatstroke after being left in a car. After that, car seats were moved to the back. This is when airbags became common and kids riding in the front seat were being killed by them -- 63 in 1995 alone. Not a single child has died due to an airbag since 2003, but at least 110 kids died of heatstroke from 2011 to 2013 -- a tenfold increase over the prior decade. So although kids are safer in cars in one way, they are more at risk in another." read more HERE

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