I would personally never feel safe to leave my child alone in a car. We live in a pretty rural - everyone knows your name type of area as well. There are just too many 'what if's'. Though rare, bad things still do happen. And my son is pretty free-range. ...But a lot of those 'what if's' - invovle my son strapped and secure in his car seat (5 point harness) which he is unable to get out of, so even his free-range childhood self wouldn't be able to react appropriatly in some of those 'what if's' situations where he would otherwise be fine (such as playing outside in the garden).
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3/11/09 at 9:30am