Leaving your newborn alone can be scary sometimes, even if he or she is in the room next door. That is why you have a baby monitor to see, hear and even check his vitals at all times. But how safe is your baby inside the car?
We are sure that you have the right car seat and it is correctly installed but did you know that according to the US Department of Health and Human Services the second most common cause of pediatric injury after car accidents is from suffocation?
The study of infant deaths that occurred in sitting and carrying devices, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, determined that two-thirds of infant death from suffocation involved car seats. In some cases, it took as little as 4 minutes for the baby to suffocate to death.
Most common causes of infant deaths involving cars:
1. Traffic accidents
3. Heat stroke
Let’s be honest – newborns bring lots of stress into our lives. Nothing is the same anymore after the baby arrives, gone is the normal daily routine. We are all different but one thing all new parents have in common – we all experience increased level of stress and may of us suffer from sleep deprivation which sometimes can result in terrible tragedies.
Every year hundreds of kids around the world die from heatstroke sustained inside vehicles. In the United States alone, more than 794 children, or roughly 40 per year, have died of heatstroke since 1998 after being left in vehicles. More than half of the deaths are children under 2 years of age.
- 794 kids died from heatstroke since 1998 in the US alone
- More than 50% were under 2 years old
However unlikely they may seem, SIDS and heatstroke-related injuries are a real threat. CaringEye aims to protect babies by sending alerts when it detects potentially dangerous situation or the driver leaves the car without taking the child out of the car seat and in extreme circumstances makes 911 phone calls to ask for help, providing EMS staff with the exact GPS coordinates of the car where the child was left unattended.