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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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Cars Stolen with Children Alone Inside

March 6, 2019

In 2018, KidsAndCars.org documented nearly 200 children who were victims of being left alone inside a vehicle that was stolen. Contrary to what many might believe, this is not a rare occurrence. And, it happens in even the safest of neighborhoods. Cars are stolen from convenience store parking lots and the driveways of homes most commonly. Another place […]

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School Bus & Bus Stop Safety

TIPS FOR STUDENTS Walking to the Bus Stop If you must walk in the street to your bus stop, walk single file, face traffic and stay as close to the edge of the road as you can. Stop and look left, right and then left again if you must cross the street. Do the same […]

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Pet cat credited with saving Deltona couple from carbon monoxide poisoning

1.9KShares A couple spent hours in their home being sicked by carbon monoxide after accidentally leaving their car running in the garage. Paul and Leona Jones went out for an early dinner Wednesday evening and came home in the middle of a rainstorm. They said they just wanted to get into the garage, close the […]

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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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Car Door Child Safety Locks

March 4, 2019

The car door child safety locks are usually easy to engage. All vehicles are different, so refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine how to turn on or off your child door locks. In many cars, there is a lever or slot to use a key to engage the lock feature, which can be […]

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What to do if you see a child or animal alone in a vehicle

March 1, 2019

KidsAndCars.org is calling on the public to be prepared to take action to save a life.If you see a child alone in a car; get involved.  Protecting children is everyone’s business. Here’s What You Should Do: Don’t wait for the driver to return. Call 911 right away. The 911 operator can help give you instructions on how […]

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Dangers of Hot Cars

February 27, 2019

Hot car tragedies are largely misunderstood by the general public. Most parents are misinformed and believe that they could never lose awareness of their child in the back seat. The reality is that this happens to the most loving, caring and protective parents. It has happened to a teacher, dentist, social worker, police officer, nurse, […]

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Driveway & Parking Lot Safety

Every year, thousands of children are injured or killed because a driver could not see them while backing up or slowly pulling forward in parking lots and driveways. These predictable and preventable tragedies are called frontovers and backovers. What is a blindzone? A blindzone is an area where a child cannot be seen by the […]

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