DH has a buddy that forgot his infant son was in the car while he ran into a store for a few minutes.
I remember him telling us about it...he was emberassed and surprised that he had done it. He asked if it had ever happened to us.
At the time it was all I could do to not make this face
BUT he was being so sincere, you could tell it truly was an accident. I didn't want to make him feel any worse, but I really didn't know how to respond!! I didn't even think about what could have happened if it had been hot outside.
And for the record this is a pretty well balanced guy...not a Meth Head or anything. I think that he may have been on some anti depressants at the time, maybe that could have caused him to forget?? I just cant relate to this at all.
Also, not to sound sexist but I could see a male genuinely forgetting more easily than a female, ykim? Women just seemed to be wired to constantly remember everything, where as men tend to be more one track minded. And often not as tuned in to baby as Mom might be.
And Yes, I think you should be charged with a crime if you forget your child in the car and they die. That is just unacceptable.