Sadly, babies being left in hot cars happens all too often. And even more upsetting, a percentage of these babies die due to the awful things that happen to children when they're left in hot cars. Sometimes, these children are left on purpose when mom or dad is running what they think is a quick-enough errand. Other times, parents actually forget their kids in their cars. As crazy as it sounds, it happens. However, an 11-year-old named Andrew Pelham is working to put a stop to this with his E-Z Baby Saver.
As the oldest of four, the inventive and precocious Pelham says that he knows "a LOT about strapping kids in cars." And the best part? Pelham isn't even trying to make a buck off of his invention. Nope, his creation is simply on his website for parents to copy. Pretty amazing.
As the easy step-by-step instructions show, all you need is some colorful duct tape and rubber bands and voila! It's dang-near impossible to forget your baby in your car. It's a pretty ingenious invention, and love that an 11-year-old came up with this super simple alternative to some of the more expensive baby alarms out there.
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No parent ever intends on forgetting their child in their car, but sadly, sometimes it happens. And this is a great way to prevent that. Even if you don't think you, in a million-trillion years, think you would ever leave your sweet little babe in the car, it might be worth installing this DIY device in your car.
Better safe than sorry, right?
Do you have any tips for not leaving your little one in your car?
Image via E-Z Baby Saver