Identify a friendly mom in the parking lot who is loading/unloading her kids. Ask her to keep an eye on your kid for a minute while you run inside to get your other child. I do this for other moms all the time when I pick up ds from school - rather than having her lug out the infant seat, ds and I will wait for a minute by her car while she picks up the other kid(s) from school.
Sometimes we forget that it's okay to ask for help. It's also okay to offer it.
Also, these aren't strangers. These are fellow parents in your child's school, you probably know them (even if not by name). You CAN ask for a favor. You can swap favors, take turns, etc.
but the reality is, child abduction is still a threat, even if its a very very small one. its still possible. and its one of the things that is much less possible if child is in your sight then if child is not in your sight. so that's how I assess risk. while something may not be VERY dangerous, it can still be MORE dangerous (even if only a little) then my other options.
I have never done this in the summer, I have always locked the car, and never more than 2 minutes.
It is dangerous.
There was just an article today about a child getting out of the carseat and leaving the car and getting run over, while the mother just ran back in to the house to grab something. In other cases, car jacking. In other cases, child gets out of car and disappears..or is kidnapped from car. Or he gets out of his seat and manages to put the car in motion.
In most states, it is illegal. And if other parents see it, they will likely think negative things.
Um did she lock the door of the car? I would lock it and not run leave it running and e brake it...
Wow. That's respectful. So at least half a dozen of us on this thread are MORONS, then.
Might I suggest that you could make your point less rudely?
I am sorry,That you feel offended that was not my intention. Please forgive my BAD Choice of words.
Please don't ever leave your child unattended any where not even for a second.
Again i am sorry if anyone was offended. By my poor choice of words
If you're responding for Washington State...you obviously don't live here because they don't sell liquor in grocery stores!
Maybe you should know what you're talking about before you start spouting out what you think is fact.
...if that were the case, then a single mother would have to find a sitter for each time she went to the grocery store.
get your facts straight.
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