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Texas baby found dead after nine hours in hot car - August 14th 2016, 04:38 PM

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WTF? It seems like it was an honest mistake and the father hasn't been charged, but this is so messed up. R.I.P.
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Re: Texas baby found dead after nine hours in hot car - August 14th 2016, 04:48 PM

Unfortunately this isn't a rare occurrence. I can see how you could forget your child is with you, especially if they're being quiet and you aren't the one to normally bring them to daycare, etc. I know some people have strategies to make sure this doesn't happen, such as tying a string to the car seat and the driver door when the child is in the car. I think it'd be great if every car seat or car had a weight indicator that a child was in the seat, similar to how some cars can detect when someone is in the passenger seat. I have no idea if we have the technology to make this work, however, especially as most small infants don't weigh much. Some stores have started putting signs up on their doors reminding parents to check their backseat for children.

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Re: Texas baby found dead after nine hours in hot car - August 14th 2016, 04:54 PM

Such a shame. There might not be any charges yet, but even if it was an honest mistake there will most likely be child negligence/endangerment/neglect charges.

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Re: Texas baby found dead after nine hours in hot car - August 14th 2016, 05:00 PM

I think it's very sad. It is a mistake that a lot of parents could make. I read a book about a father that left their child in the car. The child was okay though. That being said I still think it's hard to comprehend how someone could forget their child in their car. I've babysat for my nieces and nephew and have never forgotten them in the car.

I agree with Oliver, it's likely going to lead to something like neglect or endangerment.

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Re: Texas baby found dead after nine hours in hot car - August 14th 2016, 07:34 PM

This is honestly so sad, but children being left alone in vehicles is really common, unfortunately, like its in the news all the time, constantly people are told to take more precautions, and yet they don't. I think this is a problem.

I do like the string idea someone mentioned above. But I agree, he'll probably be charged with neglect.

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