Heatstroke: Don’t Let Your Child Become a Victim

Unfortunately, it’s more common that we think for young children to be left in hot cars in which they suffer from heatstroke. Even great parents can forget a child in the back seat.

Get The Facts:

•    In 10 minutes, a car can heat up 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
•    Cracking a window will not help to cool down the car.
•    Your car can get up to 110 degrees when it is in the 60s outside.
•    A child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than an adult’s.
•    Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees outside!
•    A child dies when his/her temperature reaches 107.

Preventing Heatstroke:

•    Never leave a child alone in a car.
•    Make it your routine to check the back seat every time you plan on leaving your vehicle.
•    Never let your kids play in an unattended vehicle.
•    Never intentionally leave a child in a vehicle, even if it is just for 5 minutes.

Learn more about how you can prevent tragic heatstroke in children.