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Heatstroke Prevention for Big Kids

Never leave your child alone in a carKids love cars, and when they see a parked car, they don’t even think about the possibility of getting hurt or seriously injured. That’s why parents have to be extra careful. Here are a few tips to keep your kids safe in and around cars.

Top Safety Tips

Although heatstroke happens mostly to kids under 4 years old, it’s still a risk to big kids.

  • Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children, and it can happen to anyone.
  • Avoid this tragedy by remembering to do these three things:
  1. Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.
  2. Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.
  3. Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.