Thursday, June 3, 2010

Babies forgotten in the car: a solution?

According to the New York Times, a team of NASA employees have developed a keychain alarm that sounds if a child is left in the car. Other companies are considering options like body-temperature monitors. Personally, I have concerns about the use of technology and gizmos to off-load plain old parental/caretaker responsibility. Thoughts?


  1. as a parent not sure how anyone can "forget" that they put thier kid in the car to begin with. yes i go get busy and get forgetful but have never forgotten my kid in the car. by having this key chain thing it just makes us lazier.

  2. stinero305. Have you never gone on autopilot and headed somewhere that was not where you were going this time?

    I can easily see being tired and forgetting that this day is different, this day you've got your kid in the car. Get in autopilot, go in to work... etc. I'm not fond of the solutions either. but this is my nightmare because the consequences are so tragic.