Baby in Car Seat

It’s Getting Hot in Here

On a day that is just 72 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature inside a car can increase by 30 to 40 degrees in an hour, and 70% of this increase occurs the first 30 minutes.

Heatstroke occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. Young children are particularly at risk because their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s.

Warning signs of heatstroke:

1. Red, hot, and moist or dry skin

2. No sweating

3. Strong, rapid pulse or a slow, weak pulse

4. Nausea

5. Confusion or strange behavior

NEVER leave your child alone in a car. Not even for one minute.