Originally Posted by emrldsky
This is so sad! It obviously is something that happens to lots of people each year, but why....
I think there should be a device that is two pieces, one clipped to the car seat, the other to the car keys. The device lets out an ear-piercing scream (from the piece on the keys) when it is too far away from the car seat. It can be turned off (it's obvious that parents won't leave the keys with the car seat all the time), but the hope is the parent will forget to turn it off and then when it shrills, hopefully the parent will remember where the kid is.
Originally Posted by lookingglass
That is a fantastic idea. I'm serious. You should contact a car seat manufacturer and tell them about it.
All the above.
I know children are not the same as keys, but have you ever been so tired that you left the keys? Or have you headed toward the airport early one day for vacation only to find that you're driving back to work? It all goes back to the driving hypnosis.
We don't know exactly from this story if he took the child to day care normally or if the wife did. I don't have a kid, but I know there are days that I left the house forgetting to change the food bowls or water
I have so many distractions in the morning (that I get up 1 1/2 hours before I have to leave) that often times I'm walking out the door forgetting something. If I don't forget anything I'm often still so sleepy while driving that I'll forget to pick up gas and drive the 20 miles to work on EMPTY.
Still its no excuse what he did, however we have WAY too many distractions and things to do in the morning, that you can easily forget ONE THING. Something that we can hook into the car that tells us we forgot something important, such as the description above, would help us greatly.