Here’s the list of 10 helpful tips to prevent forgetting a child in the car:
10. Place your handbag, briefcase, or cell phone in the backseat beside the baby.
Leaving something you routinely carry with you in and out of the car and placing these in the backseat is an excellent idea. You should not reach to grab it but make it a point to get out of the car to retrieve it. By doing so, you won’t help but notice your child in the backseat. This can help insure that you do not forget and leave your child in the car.
If you think you might still forget to grab your handbag, briefcase, or cell phone, then you might like to do this. Use something that you definitely cannot leave a car without. Note: This tip can only apply to people who drive automatic cars. Sorry, stick shift drivers.
9. Leave your left shoe in the backseat.
You might forget your purse, briefcase, or cell phone, but most likely, you won’t leave without your shoe. (1)
Aside from entertaining your child, stuffed animals can serve a life-saving purpose. A stuffed animal can be used as a reminder that you have your child with you in the backseat of the car (see next page).