Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

What would you do?

If it were 90 degrees outside & you just got out of your car to go inside the grocery store. On your way, you spot a small child inside a vehicle, what do you do? I just read this article/slideshow on ( Frightening..

Answer Question

Asked by Wheepingchree at 2:21 PM on Jun. 25, 2009 in General Parenting

Level 14 (1,786 Credits)
Answers (10)
  • Or even an animal?

    Answer by Wheepingchree at 2:22 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • call 911 asap... lots of children adn animals die that way

    Answer by jaksonsmommy at 2:23 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Call 911 if the child is conscious. If not, I would be breaking a window and then calling 911.

    Animals are a bit trickier unfortunately. They're considered property in some areas, and I'm not able to afford a lawsuit because I destroyed someone's property because of it. I would dial 911 first and then decide what would be best to do on their advice.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 2:29 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I would call 911 right away, That child or animal can die, how would I feel if I didn't call, went inside and came back out to find an ambulance around that car taking out a child who died of heat stroke.

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 2:35 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • It is perfectly legal to break the window of a car in order to get a child out that has been left there. It is a criminal offense (in some states I know.. not sure about all states) to leave a child unattended in a car, especially in the summertime. I cannot imagine the depths of stupidity it would take to do such a thing, especially since you hear about these cases every year!

    Answer by Emuu at 2:48 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I call 911. I have done it before...

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:53 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Break the window, and get the kid out! Then I would call 911, so they could arrest whoever left the child there. It scares the h... out of me just thinking about it. I never understood why some parents would do that. Live in texas, and today it's 101. Lots of babies die in cars down here, it's just horrible.

    Answer by LilyandEmmasMom at 4:29 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • call the cops even if it is a dog....

    Answer by nana77500 at 4:49 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • For a child i would break the window then call the cops. For the animal call the cops.

    Answer by penguinqueengi at 4:37 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • i would brake the window and call 911 and get the baby are kid a drink and in to a cool place..... there is no rasin for a kid to be left in a care i dont care how much sleep you had are how many kids you got i have 3 kids all under the age 5 and i have never left them in the car....

    Answer by lilangel19 at 1:52 AM on Jun. 27, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.