Education – along with technology – can help save dozens of lives each year
- This post was co-written by Amy Artuso is senior program manager for occupant protection at the National Safety Council and Joseph Colella is director of Child Passenger Safety for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.
Spring has definitely sprung! When there is a change of season, there is often the possibility of change in routines, from switching up who takes baby to daycare to bringing baby along for more errands. All of us recognize that a child should never be left unattended in the vehicle, but changes in routine are often the most sighted reason for accidentally leaving a child in the car.
It happens to all of us. Our routine changes or we were up late the night before and we are functioning on little to no sleep and the only way to run is on auto-pilot. We’re driving, distracted by thoughts and resulting in forgetting several things-including our precious cargo-our quiet, sleeping baby in the back seat.
Baby Safety Zone, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds everyone to follow safety tips and information to prevent heatstroke, especially among children.
I appreciate that it provides valuable information while keeping a light-hearted and 'fun' feel. It's a great community and way to interact with other parents. BSZ is also great about remembering us dads too in posts, blogs, etc.