Prevent Child Vehicular Heatstroke

This article, entitled "Prevent Child Vehicular Heatstroke," comes from Liz Hayes, MomsEveryday correspondent from Central Wisconsin.

According to KidsAndCars.org, five children have died this year from heatstroke in vehicles. It may only be 70 degrees outside, but the inside of your vehicle can heat up to 125 degrees within minutes.

You may think it would be impossible to forget your child in your car, or maybe you think it's okay to run inside the store while your baby is asleep in the car. But child safety advocates say that you should never leave children alone in the car, not even for a minute.

A child's body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult's. Even with the windows partially down, the temperature inside a vehicle will rise rapidly. This information should also be kept in mind when it comes to pets who also cannot survive long inside a hot vehicle.



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Liz Hayes
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