Unsupervised in the Car?

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I read this very interesting question in the CafeMom Newcomer's Club. One of our moms, salichristina, brought it up after watching the mom on Oprah who was so busy that she forgot to drop her 2-year-old at the babysitter.The little girl was left in her carseat for 8 hours in 100-degree heat and eventually died.

As many of you already commented, it's hard to believe that even the most time-pressed, over-scheduled mom could actually forget their child in the car.

But I admit to a few bleary-eyed mornings, typing away at my office, when a moment of fear suddlenly grips my insides. I did drop off my kids, didn't I?, I ask myself, followed by a mad sprint to the car to confirm that both child seats are indeed empty.

Perhaps more common is the issue of leaving your child buckled in on purpose as you dash into the coffee shop for your morning jolt or to run that package into the post office, as one mom discusses in The CafeMom Newcomers Club.

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Have you ever left your toddler alone in the car while you ran a quick errand?

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