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child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 03:21 AM

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How sad is this? Some people do not deserve to be parents. Poor baby

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 03:36 AM

Is it wrong that I laughed? It's so funny how stupid some people can be, this is why we shouldn't let everyone go out and have kids, we need measure in place to prevent that.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 03:47 AM

I didn't find the funny part in this story. How the heck do you forget your child in the car, I can understand forgetting your car keys or your purse but a kid? I can't imagine what the last moments of the life of the poor child where like.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 04:14 AM

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 12:21 PM

Some people are just idiots -_- But then again, every parent makes mistakes, this was just a massive one.
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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 12:24 PM

Great parenting there... not. Just plain irresponsible.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 12:53 PM

2 yrs old?!!!!!!!!!!!!! how can any parent forget about getting their 2 year old out of a car. They should not be allowed to have a pet much less have a child! That is so terrrible. Just terrible.
   
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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 02:03 PM

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 02:42 PM

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 03:18 PM

The part that said there was evidence she tried to get out of the car seat just broke my heart. I can't imagine what she went through she must have been screaming and crying to get out...
   
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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 03:26 PM

That's horrendous. How did they misplace an energetic toddler for 3 whole hours? This is the prime example of irresponsible parenting. I would like to think social services has gotten in there and taken away the rest of the kids. Those parents cannot be trusted :/



   
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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 05:23 PM

Lots of toddlers and infants die in hot cars each year. There are websites out there to try and help prevent it by offering tips. Such as the teddy bear trick, purse trick, cell phone ipod etc.

I personally don't think I could ever forget my toddler is in a car. He's always laughing or giggling or kicking the seats and talking away... And when he is sleeping in the car he snores sometimes.. so there's almost always some kind of noise coming from the back seat. (my son is 2 almost 3)


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 22nd 2010, 06:48 PM

funny? sad? kind of confusing to me. why do adults...PEOPLE with hearts leave kids alone instead of being with them all the time, not literally but... 3 hours in a hot car is too much. anything can happen just with BAD parents' toddlers. it's also disturbing and tragic to even think about what the child felt while trying to get out.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 12:57 AM

Now I know this may seem like im approaching this from a funny angle, and we can only take the Guys word for it but he said he believed the 2 year old to be with the other children?

"Police said the father, Jason Dean Adams, arrived home with Carson and four other children, ages 6 to 9, about 2:30 p.m. and went inside, thinking the little girl was with the other children."

Its entirely possible he thought the child was helped out of the car by a 9 year old (entirely plausible) and they went to play (as kids do)

Looking at the street it looks like a quiet neighborly place and if I were a parent I wouldnt be too concerned about letting four children look after a 2 year old for a little while.

Granted 3 hours is a little excessive and id never let children out of sight.

Just a mistake from what I can see.

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 03:52 AM

This is just horrible. What is even sadder is the thought of that toddler struggling to get out.
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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 04:17 AM

Although I realize that the father made a horrible mistake, I do feel sorry for him. Think about how he must of felt when he realized what he did, and what he will have to deal with for the rest of his life. This is quite a tragic event I think.
   
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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 05:09 AM

Poor girl. I feel bad for her family. I am willing to bet it was an accident though, an honest mistake. I have four older siblings, three of whom I grew up with. I've been lefted places before because my parents thought one of the other kids had me. Granted I wasn't two and never left in a car, but I can see where he's coming from, of how he could have thought one of the older kids had her.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 05:20 AM

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Anyways, I don't think the father is a horrible parent because with four other children, it's reasonable that one of them would have taken the toddler out of the car. It makes sense to think that because common sense tells you that kids who are older, aware of the toddler and are capable of getting the toddler out would indeed have taken the toddler out when the father went inside. Usually the eldest who was about 16 would have had the responsibility of helping out with the other kids and perhaps telling the other kids to help out. Obviously it is the father's responsibility to make sure they're all inside but this tragedy doesn't make him a terrible father.

It's a terrible mistake on his part but I don't see this as making him a bad parent. Besides, if he was a terrible parent, why bother calling 911, doing CPR and crying over her death? If he didn't give a crap, why go to all of this effort and be mortified? If a parent truly doesn't give a crap one bit, this isn't something a parent would do.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 07:59 AM

I actually disagree that it would have been reasonable for him to assume that one of the other kids had her. The oldest is 9 and the others are younger than that. A 9 year old shouldn't be considered responsible for looking after a 2 year old. I certainly wouldn't leave a child in the hands of a 9 year old.

Yes, it was a terrible mistake. But it's not something that could have just happened to anyone. If he had taken ten extra seconds to look in the car or checked on his children at any point in those three hours, which is what I think a better parent would have done, this wouldn't have happened. Especially when you live in a state where a number of toddlers have already died in hot cars, you'd think that you would make 100% sure that your children were safe. He obviously cares about his children, but caring isn't enough to make you a good parent.



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I actually disagree that it would have been reasonable for him to assume that one of the other kids had her. The oldest is 9 and the others are younger than that. A 9 year old shouldn't be considered responsible for looking after a 2 year old. I certainly wouldn't leave a child in the hands of a 9 year old.

Yes, it was a terrible mistake. But it's not something that could have just happened to anyone. If he had taken ten extra seconds to look in the car or checked on his children at any point in those three hours, which is what I think a better parent would have done, this wouldn't have happened. Especially when you live in a state where a number of toddlers have already died in hot cars, you'd think that you would make 100% sure that your children were safe. He obviously cares about his children, but caring isn't enough to make you a good parent.
Sure, but do you check for the lack of something when you are under the assumption of truth. For example, if you ask your friend what the homework is and she says "Number 1 through 15 and 32 through 39" would you go ask someone else to make sure she wasn't lying? No, obviously not. When you assume something is true, you accept it. If it is normal for Sallie to get little Peggie out of the car, you expect it to happen, therefore you don't have the inclination to check to she if she did this time, as it is expected for it to be true. Simple really.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 09:30 AM

Of course, if a friend tells you the wrong homework, it isn't usually a life or death situation.

Besides of which, it shouldn't be normal for a parent to not check on their child. Especially when so many children have already died from being left in hot cars this year. I would think that after seeing even one story like that on the news, you would take extra care to make sure that kind of thing didn't happen to you. Even more so if you live in the state with the highest number of deaths.



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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 09:45 AM

He seems very irresponsible, whether he cares or not. I would think that he would have checked that all the children were okay playing at some point in those 3 hours, and I would not leave a 9 year old responsible for a 2 year old.

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 05:11 PM

Actually, the five-year-old or six-year-old I used to babysit for used to let his brother out of the car seat after the Mom parked the car. Especially if the 9 year-old would let the kid out often, then the father might have assumed.

One interesting thing to consider is that there has been an increase in deaths of children left in cars ever since children were made to sit in the backseat due to airbags.

Plus, saying that people should make extra precaution not to do something is easier said than done. People should do it, but it is easy to fall into a daily routine.

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 05:28 PM

I do not think there needs to be excuses for this man.
If you are a parent you need to always check on your kids. THREE hours is FAR too long And because of his actions, all his other kids are probably not in his custody anymore.




   
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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 05:29 PM

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 07:16 PM

What bothers me is... She was in a car seat! How on earth does he forget that he didn't unbuckle her and pick her up out of the car seat? Worse than that... How does he go inside and not realize for THREE hours that his little 2-year-old wasn't around? Dumbass. -_-


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 07:29 PM

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What bothers me is... She was in a car seat! How on earth does he forget that he didn't unbuckle her and pick her up out of the car seat? Worse than that... How does he go inside and not realize for THREE hours that his little 2-year-old wasn't around? Dumbass. -_-
Exactly! I don't think he deserves all the backing up and excuses. It's still wrong to me even if he thought one of the other kids had the 2 year old. You cannot put a 9 year old in charge of a toddler. That is just plain irresponsible.




   
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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 10:41 PM

wow, this is awful! what parent would leave it 3 hours before checking on their 2 year old?.. and even worse, leave them in the car!? i just don't understand how she could have just been left behind. poor kid. so young.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 23rd 2010, 11:31 PM

I hear like 3-4 of these every week nothing new.

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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 24th 2010, 05:29 AM

To the person who said children deaths have been on the rise since they've been made to sit in the back seat..

All a mother or father has to do is leave something important to them at the base of their child's carseat when they buckle the kid in. (Cell phone, ipod, purse, wallet, house keys etc)

Or not tint the windows cause the second you close a driver door with un-tinted windows you can see everything in the car.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 24th 2010, 02:41 PM

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All a mother or father has to do is leave something important to them at the base of their child's carseat when they buckle the kid in. (Cell phone, ipod, purse, wallet, house keys etc)

Or not tint the windows cause the second you close a driver door with un-tinted windows you can see everything in the car.
I don't think that suggestion is as helpful in practice as it is in theory. I leave my cell and wallet in my car all the time (when I stick them in the dash.) I have school books that I leave in my backseat because I forget to bring them in with me. They are important, but sometimes I just don't think about it.

What if it is the different parent who takes the child to work? It would also take a lot of effort to get used to throwing a cellphone in the backseat when a person is rushed in the morning. Cellphones are small and generally kept in a pocket. Would it be practical to risk having the window broken because there is a cell in the back seat when that parent may take the child to daycare once or twice a year?

Who said anything about windows being tinted? People don't always glance in the back seat every single time they drive.

Also, house keys separate would be impractical too because what if the person was going to work or have a garage door opener (a lot of people with garage door openers do not actually lock their garage-house doors)? They may still forget the child since they wouldn't need to go inside the house.

It may help parents remember their children, but only if it is reinforced by the parents even when the child is not there. A distracted, worried, upset, or angry parent may still forget about a child in the back seat and it is unfortunate.

It's awful and terrible, but it could happen to anyone. Reading on who has left their children in the backseat of their car, it's horrible to think about it. I think it should be classified as an accident in most cases. People are quick to judge, especially parents, but people are forgetful when they have to juggle a lot of things and a kid is unusually quiet.

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Wow! That is amazing! I guess every baby that is forgotten in a car seat has to be in AZ! So far, the latest stats for 2010 has been 46 and average 37. That is including all 50 states. http://ggweather.com/heat/

We'll assume she has collected data and that you were watching from June to September 1st. So that would be 13 weeks. That would be on average 3.5 kids per week. All of the fatalities of 2010 would have to be in Arizona. Now, Arizona may be reporting on children in other states, but how I read the last statement made me think you meant that you heard of 3 to 4 children each week that were left in cars in Arizona. Keep in mind that I ignored May and the rest of September so the average is lower.

It also includes children who were playing around an unattended vehicle and the ones that were intentionally meant to die.

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All a mother or father has to do is leave something important to them at the base of their child's carseat when they buckle the kid in. (Cell phone, ipod, purse, wallet, house keys etc)

Or not tint the windows cause the second you close a driver door with un-tinted windows you can see everything in the car.
what?! if they will remember their phone/ipod/purse but not their kid then they have serious problems.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 24th 2010, 05:56 PM

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what?! if they will remember their phone/ipod/purse but not their kid then they have serious problems.
You would think. But all of these parents have seemed to remembered these items and not their kids.

The phones/ipods/keys/teddy bear tricks are from police/investigators etc.
All saying if you leave something important to you along with the child in the back seat while you're driving you're going to more likely to remember "Hey I have a sleeping kid" or "Hey my stuff is back there.. oh and my sleeping kid"

Obviously you would use an item you wouldn't forget. You shouldn't be forgetting your child in a hot car either but hey it apparently happens.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 24th 2010, 05:58 PM

God aren't you lot so empathetic. I feel TERRIBLE for the father. We don't know what kind of parent he is so how about we stop slating him for something he will never forgive himself for as it is? He is human. Are you trying to tell me you've never made a mistake, any of you? This is a huge, HUGE mistake but I'm pretty certain he knows it. It's not exactly rare either, why do you think they have to give advice like that out? Have some fucking compassion because I'm sure this guy is struggling to live with himself right now.


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Re: child dies after being left in hot car - September 24th 2010, 08:05 PM

There was this one article with this former military woman who forgot her child after several factors. She took her husband to his work so she had her diaper pack in the backseat instead of the usual front one (which served as her reminder.) The kid for some reason was in a different car seat that needed to be secured behind the driver instead of the usual car seat that was secured in the middle and visible from the rear view mirror. She was unusually stressed from work and having a sick child who was now sleeping because he had been up throughout the night. Then something happened at work and she was talking on the phone and forgot to drop the child off. Her babysitter didn't have her work phone number and the cell was muted so the woman didn't get the babysitter's phone call.

Honestly, if people are that upset or stressed or tired that he or she forgets their child, then I am not sure if a trick like sticking something important in the backseat will work. It's a nice theory, but in actual practice who knows since there are usually multiple factors contributing to why someone may forget their child.

Plus it is such a rare occurrence that is overly reported on the media.
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