Plus? It’s illegal. If you leave a child six years or younger in a car without another child 14 or older supervising, it is a misdemeanor. If there is an accident or some harm occurs, it’s a FELONY, punishable by 6 months to 2 years in jail. My police officer friend has said he would not hesitate to arrest me if he ever caught me doing this. He’s been to one too many calls where he found a child curled up in the passenger well of a car, trying to find the least hot place to die.
According to Mindy Roberts of themommyblog.net, “0 seconds equal 0 consequences.” Leave your kid in the car for even half of a second while you run that quick errand, not only may end with horrible results, but will also lead to leaving your kids in the car again and again- for longer periods, says Mindy. After all, we do get into habits don’t we?
What do you think? Have you ever left your child unattended in the car? Is it ever okay? In the driveway? In front of the house to run back in to grab something? Tell us your thoughts!