Parents’ Guide to Sleep

March 12, 2019

February 4, 2019 Author: Purple Staff Being a parent of a newborn can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. Smelling milk on baby’s lips, feeling the warmth of baby nestled in your arms — but also, scooping up your hungry, impatient little one every 2-3 hours for feedings and care. No […]

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Hot car deaths: Study describes psychological and neural basis of how people make fatal errors

March 5, 2019

Reviewed by James Ives, MPsychMar 5 2019 More than 50 children died in hot cars in 2018, making it the deadliest year on record. Many of the cases involve parents who unknowingly left a child behind, often for an entire day. University of South Florida Psychology Professor David Diamond has studied this phenomenon for over a […]

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How do some parents leave their children behind in hot cars? It’s in the brain.

by Rita Giordano, Updated: March 5, 2019- 1:57 PM It’s a news story that conjures horror and disbelief: a child left behind in a hot car, sometimes with fatal consequences. How could any parent, any caregiver, commit such a grievous oversight? How could someone forget a child? The answer is in the complex ways that the human […]

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Despite Prevention Efforts, Hot-Car Casualties Are Rising

February 12, 2019

Last year was the highest on record for vehicular heatstrokes Hot-car deaths increased in the mid-1990s as states began mandating that car seats be placed in the back seat to avoid harm from front-seat air bags. By Ellen Byron, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. ET Last year 51 children died of […]

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Lorraine Complains: Kids are still being left behind in cars and it needs to stop

February 4, 2019

Anyone who can be held accountable should be, but this issue is far from being cut and dry by LORRAINE SOMMERFELD | February 4, 2019 It may be tempting to let her sleep, but leaving a child in the car is a risky propositionSupplied / iStock.com via Getty Images In May of last year, Shaun […]

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Alabama company patents device to prevent hot car deaths

January 11, 2019

Updated 7:51 AM; Posted 5:45 AM Alabama software developer Ben Payment shows an early version of Payton’s Charm, a device to prevent hot car deaths of children by monitoring CO2 in the car. (Lee Roop | lroop@al.com) By Lee Roop | lroop@al.com It’s called a parent’s worst nightmare because it’s hard to think of a worse one. Somehow, you […]

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‘You live in hell every day’: The tragedy of forgetting your child in the car

November 16, 2018

Raelyn Balfour thought she dropped off her nine-month-old son at the babysitter before work, but she didn’t Out in the Open · November 16, 2018 (Maria Sbytova/Shutterstock) Listen13:55 At the hospital, while holding her son’s lifeless body for the final time, Raelyn Balfour made a promise to her nine-month-old: his death would not be in vain. While driving to work […]

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University of Alabama engineers develop solution to child heat deaths in cars

October 8, 2018

October 8th, 2018  College of Engineering, Engineering, Health & Medicine, Research Dr. Timothy Haskew prepares an initial prototype of a device that monitors carbon dioxide levels and temperature inside vehicles as well as whether the engine is running. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — An average of 37 children die each year in the United States from being trapped inside a hot […]

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The US is about to break its own record for kids who’ve died in hot cars within a year: National Safety Council

October 2, 2018

By EMILY SHAPIRO  Oct 2, 2018, 3:21 PM ET The United States is on the verge of breaking its record for the number of children who’ve died in hot cars within one year, the National Safety Council warned on Tuesday. Forty-eight children have died in hot cars this year — one less than the all-time high of […]

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Don’t Leave Unattended Kids in Cars

September 15, 2018

Don’t Leave Unattended Kids in Cars

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