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New Car Seat Saves the Lives of Children Left in Hot Cars - Would you buy one?

Posted by on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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New Car Seat Saves the Lives of Children Left in Hot Cars (VIDEO)

by Nicole Fabian-Weber

car seatSadly, it's about time. A car seat is being developed that will prevent children from overheating if they happen to be left alone in the car on a hot day. A shocking average of 38 children die each year after being left alone in cars in warm weather. The car seat, called the ANIEROS Vehicle Child Seat, would sound an alarm and flash lights if it senses the temperature is too hot and a child is still in the seat. If the parent who left the child in the car isn't close enough to hear the alarm or see the lights, the air conditioning in the car will automatically activate, preventing the child from overheating or worse. At this point, the ANIEROS Vehicle Child Seat is still a prototype, but god-willing this will go into production and be manufactured and sold -- because if we have to read about one more child dying in a hot car, it's too many.

To be completely honest, when I heard about the seat, my first thought was, "This is great, but will the 'people' who leave their children in hot cars be smart enough to buy such a seat? Surely, these 'people' don't think what they're doing is wrong and likely don't anticipate needing such a car seat." But the farther down I got in The Huffington Post article where I heard about the seat, I learned that, in the past few years, a dentist, a nurse, a cop, a rocket scientist, and other upstanding society members/otherwise attentive parents have all experienced tragedy due to leaving their child in a hot car. Shocking, to say the least. By no means do I think it's right or smart to leave a child alone in the car -- in any weather conditions -- but perhaps if car seats like this become more mainstream (maybe even standard?), a child will never die from this again.

Again, it's sad that something like this had to even be invented in the first place, but anything that will save a child's life and prevent a parent from having to experience the greatest tragedy on Earth can't be a bad thing.


Would you ever buy this seat?

by on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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nope, wouldn't buy it

aidyns_mommy
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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No, I wouldn't. I buy our carseat based on safety standards, and how it will hold up in an accident. Not to remind me to get my child out.
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couture-mommy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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No because I wouldn't leave my son in the car to begin with
New.OrleansLady
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM

No, only bc I always know my kids are in the car. Even from day 1 they were loud enough to remember lol 



idk how people can leave the kids in the car and forget. 

CoachyMom
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM
That's what I was going to say. Would people buy this?
mistie900
by Gold Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM
This is a great idea. But like the article said would people buy it? I think in most cases people forget they have the child in the car as opposed to purposefully leaving the child. It's pretty cool though and would be awesome to see it sold in stores.
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bmw29
by spitfire_bobbie on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM
My son is way too old for a car seat so I wouldn't buy one.
bakerytreatz16
by on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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I wouldn't becuase I'd never leave leave the kids in the car.

But I'm thinking that If some one is dumb enough to leave a baby alone in the car on a hot day, they probably wouldn't buy the seat either.
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carterscutie85
by Queen Bee on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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It says it will activate the air conditioning in the car-but what if your car doesn't have AC? Some old models don't and sometimes the AC doesn't work in cars that do.

I wouldn't buy one, I don't need one. I think it's a good idea in concept, but I could see some fucked up ass people using it as an excuse to leave their baby alone.

TwoPennies
by Bronze Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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There's a different car seat on the market tied to an iPhone app I believe, that will text you and an emergency contact number in the event you leave a child in the car. I don't really have a horse in this fight as my kid is too old, but as a nanny I think these features in a car seat are good and honestly should come standard in all makes and models.
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