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Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars

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Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Other risk factors include caregivers who aren’t used to driving kids or whose routine suddenly changes.

Whether you’re a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s vitally important to understand children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults. Follow these important rules and tips to protect children from heatstroke:

Tips to Avoid Child Heatstroke
Look Before You Lock
Make it a habit to look before you lock, and try these tips to avoid putting children at risk of heatstroke.
Preventing Child Heatstroke—
Take Action if You See a Child Alone in a Car
TAKE ACTION if You Notice a Child Alone in a Car!
Protecting children is everyone’s business—learn what to do if you see a child alone in a car.

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Preventing Child Heatstroke?
Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car
Think heatstroke can happen on a cloudy day? Find out—take this quiz to test how much you know about preventing child heatstroke.
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