View Full Version : 5 month old left in hot car for 2 hours!
06-25-2008, 11:12 AM
okay i'm from utah and they had someone leave their 5 month old in there steaming hot car for 2 hours and he he suffered from hyperthermia and had to be taken to the hospital and he died last friday, what do you ladies think about this, now they are deciding on if they should charge the mom or not!! duh that's common sense it makes me sick it's the 3rd case this year wheere 2 have died and one actually lived through it i'm 26 weeks pregnant and i wouldn't even think of leaving my child in a car, i wouldn't even leave it running for them, once again common sense!!!
06-26-2008, 02:08 PM
We have multiple incidents' like that every summer here in south TX. It apalls me every time, and makes me cry every time they report that another baby/child died due to being left in a hot car unattended. I just don't get it. I drop my DD at daycare every morning. Forgetting she is in the car could never ever happen. It just can't. How do you forget your child is in the seat behind you? Even an infant in an infant seat? Even my husband, one of the least sensitive persons I know (love him dearly) couldn't forget our daughter.
Those parents better be charged!! I'm sorry for their loss, but I'm even sorrier for what that child lost due to having idiotic parents like that - his life!!
06-26-2008, 02:22 PM
I know i'm pretty mad about it, it's not like it's a hassle to just TAKE THEM OUT with you and if it is then those people shouldn't have kids because that was pathetic that this has happened, can you imagine how hard he must have been crying and how he must have been hurting inside. that car had to of been over 120 degrees!!! DUH DUH DUH!!!! i'll let you know if they do charge her, could they possibly charge her for attempted murder?
06-27-2008, 02:14 PM
more than likely, if's she charged it will be with something more confirming... They couldn't really do attempted murder if the child DID die... "attempted" implies there was an unsuccessful attempt... more likely to be a charge like manslaughter and/or child abuse/endangerment and/or neglect. Possibly gross negligence. Depends on alot of things though - state of mind, intent etc.
06-27-2008, 03:39 PM
I don't get it either. 2 Hours??? We live in a small town, and I have left them in the car for no more than 5 minutes, ever, period, to run in and out of a store. Yes, that mother should be charged. There is no excuse for it.
I found two different reports on it; one before he died, and one after. It's just so sad.
06-27-2008, 03:58 PM
i know isn't it terrible i was so sad and i felt like crying my eyes out, they need to charge her with child abuse and if they don't they will have a lot of pissed off people!!!
06-27-2008, 04:41 PM
What's really sad is that even though may be charged with child abuse, odds are she won't be convicted. maybe of a lesser charge, but unless she pleads guilty she will probably get off with child endangerment or something.... Everyone will say "oh that poor mom", rarely do people say "oh that poor baby" like they ought to...
06-27-2008, 11:55 PM
Stories like these make me so sick. I mean how could you forget the thing that is suppose to be the most important in your life. YOUR CHILD . These mothers need to be charged with murder because that is exactly what they did. It makes me wonder why these people even have children, they put them on the lowest priority list it's ridiculous.
It reminds me of that mother who took her dog into the mall but left her child in the car ( thankfully the valet or security? saw the child) but it's just sick..
An example needs to be set and they need to go to prison for a very long time. that poor baby.
06-28-2008, 12:18 PM
I agree this is so sad! It makes me even sadder because it is an innocent child there is no reason why this should happen! Yes I think the mother should be charged it is child abuse resulting in death... Very sad I hope everyone reads this and will be more careful with their children!
06-30-2008, 10:25 AM
That is mostly why i put this post on here so people will see how serious it really is, because i mean my husband told me that he would leave me if i left my unborn little girl in a hot car, ugh thinking about it makes me want to go beat her up and knock some sense into her because DUH, DUH, DUH!!!!! It's really not that hard to take your damn kids out of the car it takes less than 5 minutes why not save your cilds life instead of endangering it!!!!!!!! SOME PEOPLE SHOULDN'T REPRODUCE i'm sorry to say that but i'm so upset about it!!
07-02-2008, 01:10 AM
that makes me think about an outrageous story i heard on the news about a year age. A PEDIATRICIAN!!! at childrens hospital or cardinal glennon in st. louis (where i live) left her baby in her car because she "forgot" about the baby!!! i cant understand that, she had dedicated her life to helping children and she kills her own by stupidity. obviously there are some people out there that just should not have ever had kids!!!
07-03-2008, 09:23 AM
A PEDIATRICIAN???? IS SHE DUMB??? what is wrong with these women, okay i got inot my car yesterday after work and oh my gosh was it hot i could barely breathe it almost made me throw up to think of an infant in that for 2 hours!!!!!!!!
07-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Ok, I understand that some irresponsible parents have to run to drop of the mail or pick up a pizza - I would never do that either, but 2 HOURS? That is child abuse or some sort of post partum depression. I had mild PPD, and I was forgetfull, but I never stoped thinking about my baby, not one minute.
07-04-2008, 12:49 AM
So people are just plain stupid!!!!!!!!!! How could you just forget? Thats just an exucse for complete laziness and neleget. I hope they fry her!! Stick her in a hot car with not air or water for 2 hours and let her seee how it feels
07-08-2008, 11:38 AM
NJO KIDDING!!! yeah we all get forgetful but that's no excuse to just leave your 5 month old baby in a hot car for that long duh duh duh, she makes me mad i hope i hear someone make an excuse for why it happened!!
07-08-2008, 01:42 PM
when I was younger, living in Daytona Beach,FL, this happened all the time.My dad is a cop, and when he would see this, he would call his chief and they would come right away. I dont think any ever died, but STILL!! Once, we were in an Olive Garden parking lot, and we saw the parents go inside, so we sat in the car waiting to see how long it would take the parents. The parents were gone for about 45 minutes[we went in after a while and saw the parents leave]The kids were about 5, 3, and 6 months. Only one window was down about an inch!
07-08-2008, 04:36 PM
oh my gosh people are idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-08-2008, 04:55 PM
Although I am not without fault (I did forget my child when unloading crap out of my car once, but I realized my mistake almost immediately... life can be chaotic sometimes when you have a whole herd of kids). But 2 hours??? That was NOT an "oops, I forgot" new mommy moment. That was something that was intended, such as going grocery shopping and leaving your child in your car because it is too much of a pain to put them in the cart.
I had a babysitter/home daycare lady that would take all of us kids to her friends house, in the summer in Texas, and leave us in her old mini van (no ac, no windows...) for God knows how long. We were older, too, but I was afraid of saying anything. That babysitter was extremely abusive, which is probably why I am unable to cope with leaving my child in a daycare (not all daycare or babysitters are bad, don't get me wrong).
There are times that I have gone up to my car (after grocery shopping or something) and look over in the car next to me, only to see a sleeping infant, or small children inside. No parent. I will wait until the parent comes out, b/c if something were to happen to one of those children, and I knew I just walked away, I'd never forgive myself.
On the flip side, I also would not push judgment against mothers who have lost a moment in time and walked into the post office or gone inside the house and left their sleeping infant in the car for a few minutes because they did honestly forget. Until you've done it, it is easy to say "shame on you!" But, like I said, noone is without fault--and I beat myself up about that one incident pretty badly. Life does get you sometimes, and people do forget things (have you ever locked yourself out of your car?), sleeping infants included. Not for 2 hours though. That wasn't forgetting. Parenting is not perfection, and people make mistakes. So please be careful when you throw that stone, because God forbid, you forget, you'll feel pretty cowed.
Just remember before you tear me to shreds that I am not saying the mother of that poor child should be excused. She should be charged and held accountable.
07-15-2008, 10:40 AM
yeah this was pure neglect, i'm not really ready for parenting moment! but i guess i've never been in the situation so....but i watched the news last night and they charged her with neglegent homicide and she has to do so many hours of community service, probabtion, and she has to attend parenting classes with her husband, so i gues she deserves what she got, right?
08-04-2008, 04:11 PM
Idiot isnt even the word to describe these people.
"2" hours, come on. You have got to be kidding me. I dont understand how people in this day and age, even leave their kids in the car for 2 minutes alone, let alone 2 hours. I take my daughter (4 years old) out of the car, anytime I run into a store, gas station, etc. I dont leave her alone in fear that in the 1-2 minutes Im gone, something could happen. I could never forgive myself for being too lazy to take her out and put her back in.
The car could catch fire, someone could lose control and hit the car, someone could steal the car, etc.
It just isnt worth it for 1-2 minutes of convenience.......
08-29-2008, 07:02 PM
Sad.. so sad. I'm from Texas and the temperatures here soar like crazy! In a two day span two toddlers died after being left in the car "accidentally". A grandmother forgot to drop off her 3 year old grandson at daycare while on her way to work. On the 13th family and friends got together and released hundreds of balloons in his memory. The next day a mother said she "accidentally forgot" about her 3 year old toddler in the car when she went to work. He was left for hours in the hot temperatures in the car. Evidence showed that he got out of his carseat and was in the front seat when he died. They believe he was trying to get out of the car. Gosh, I can not understand how that could happen. But apparently people seem to forget about their children. When i heard about these children who died after being "forgotten" in a hot car... I cried. I have 3 year old boys. It just saddens me and it sickens me. I just don't understand. So, helpful hint: if you have your kids with you always put your purse/diaper bag in the backseat.. so when you get your purse, you get your kid. Or put a teddy bear in the front seat. A precious teddy in the front.. precious child in the back!
08-29-2008, 09:20 PM
There's a couple in Las Vegas that left their 3 year old in the car in front of their home for over 16 hrs. No one noticed he was gone. It's been all over the news. It crushes me every time to think about that little boy's last moments on earth. How horrifying.
Thankfully, the rest of the children have been permanently removed, and the parents are going to trial. Nothing they can do to the parents will do justice to that poor boy.
I have never once been even close to leaving my kids in the car. In fact, it's the other way around. If I am driving around sans kids, I always walk around and open the door, expecting to get a kid out.
08-29-2008, 11:15 PM
Yes, I heard about that story!! That is just crazy to me! I don't know.. it just saddens me when things like that happen. Or worse, when a parent kills their own child. It's just disgusting. There was a man who killed his two kids and stuffed them in some kind of box and lit it on fire. He left their bodies by some train tracks up the street from where I live. It was horrible, horrible, horrible. There are still balloons and toys that people came and dropped off where their bodies were found. Ugh, it sickens me. When I heard that story and where they were found my heart sank into my stomach and I had a ball in my throat. He said he was on some kind of narcotics when he committed the murders. so sad.
09-09-2008, 01:22 AM
Last week I pulled up to my grocery store and saw what looked like 12-18 month sleeping baby in the back of the car parked next to me...the windows were up, the car was turned off, and there was no mother to be found. I called the police, who happened to be just around the corner thank god...because the baby was definitely in distress from the heat! The police broke into the car just as the mother was coming out WITH HER TODDLER!!! She yelled, "Get the fuck away from my car" and started a whole argument about how I invaded her privacy. She said that she'd only gone in for a minute to get something from the store and she how she does it all the time...needless to say they took her toddler and arrested her on the spot. I gave my statement and told them if they needed someone to wait with the children I would but they had already called social services. Let me just say that people like this make me totally believe in forced sterilization! Some people should just not be parents. Well that's my story for the week, and it's still frustrating me just typing it. Boo for terrible parenting but yay for Millburn police!
09-09-2008, 09:35 AM
Wow, I'm seriously proud that they arrested her. It seems like a lot of times they won't do anything right then... it bothers me a lot!
I'm not yet a mother (Will be January 4). I have had two or three dreams about leaving my teeny baby in the car and realizing it later and going psycho. I'm not sure if I'm dreaming it because it was on the news or if I've dreamt it because I'm afraid I'll do it. Either way, it scares the H out of me. I think the dreams alone will make me check the back seat no matter what! I told my husband about it, and he said, "You would NEVER do that. I promise. Don't even worry yourself about it. Once the baby is here, you'll know that you could never forget her."
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