I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but from about May until October, our weather is extremely hot! It can be dangerous to leave kids in the car for even a few minutes. Unfortunately, many parent still find themselves forgetting their children in their vehicle. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers get stuck strapped into their seat and can be in a very dangerous situation rapidly.
I recently got an email about an innovative new product that can be strapped to your child’s car seat, diaper bag, or vehicle’s seat belt. It’s called the eClip by elepho. It uses Bluetooth technology to send an alert to your phone if you walk more than 15 feet away. It doesn’t have small pieces that can cause a choking hazard and cannot accidentally be turned off my curious little fingers. It also monitors the temperature in your back seat, so if it gets dangerously hot or cold, it will alert you to that as well.
Below is more information if you want to check it out. They were successful in fully funding their Kickstarter campaign, and it looks like the introductory price will be around $79.
By the way, this is not a sponsored post – I just really want to get the word out. I personally don’t care what method you use to keep your littles safe, just as long as you’re doing what you can to prevent this from happening to your precious cargo!
What are some ways that you have made sure you haven’t left your kids in the car?
I’ve heard of many methods, including leaving your cell phone in your diaper bag, or placing your jacket or purse in the back seat. That would remind you to go back there to retrieve them, as well as remember your child is in the back seat! It sounds crazy, but when you are living on practically no sleep, or your normally loud baby has taken a nap in the car, it can be a jarring realization that they’re actually in the car with you!
Whatever you use or do, please be safe out there! Since 1998, over 700 children have died in vehicles when they’ve accidentally been left. Let’s do everything we can to prevent this from happening again.