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    Quote Originally Posted by ElastiGirl View Post
    I left my 20 month in the car the other day for about 2 minutes. She fell asleep as I pulled into Coles car park. I needed nappies and formula.
    Eeeeek... No way, i could leave to pay petrol but I could never ever do that!!! I would definitely take him and risk waking him!

    If I saw a child I would wait for the parent to return and if they didn't after a whole I'd call the cops. If I found them distressed id call and then get them out straight away

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    DH and I saw an unattended toddler in a car at our local shops once. We both commented on the negligence, but TBH neither of us even contemplated calling the police. I really don't think it's any of my business.

    However if it were in a place where the child was in distress and/or it was obvious that the car had or was going to be left for a long time, I may not call the cops, but I would probably try and find someone (security or whatever) to alert them to the situation.

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    I think if the child is old enough to be able to get out of the car, then I'd leave be (so 6 or older), but younger... No. Especially a baby/toddler that's completely restrained and couldn't escape. Too many what ifs.

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    I would assess the situation and yes ring the police if need be.

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    yes. Id stand next to the car, and if there was a person putting away a trolley, wait to see if it was their child, and if not Id call the police.

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    I've worked at centre management for a few shopping centre chains over the years. The amount of people that leave kids and dogs in their cars for 5+ minutes shocked me. I'm talking a fair amount of time. Enough time to gather a few centre management staff around the car till the police arrived. These weren't "duck in to the shop" trips.

    So in answer to the question I've had to call the police quite a few times.

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    I leave mine in the car when I pay for petrol...shoot me, but i have had a time my toddler bolted in servo and was so scary he nearly got hit by car. Little ones can't be seen in car mirrors. So I always leave mine in car when I pay for fuel ( my 11 yr old complains why can't she come into servo). I lock the car and watch it whole time. Besides this I have never left kids in the car

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    Yep. I would. I'd stand beside the car and shout "who's kids are in the car?" - if I didn't get a response id call the police

    Otherwise, I have watched kids left in the car on a hot day in the Childcare car park, they were there when I arrived, and when I was leaving still in the car (so 5 mins - windows fully down but toddler crying and school aged child yelling "mum mum!" ) so I told the director of the centre and she went out and got the kids out of the car.

    Sooooo thats the exception.

    If it wasn't in a Childcare car park I'd be calling the police and getting them out myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElastiGirl View Post
    I left my 20 month in the car the other day for about 2 minutes. She fell asleep as I pulled into Coles car park. I needed nappies and formula.
    2 minutes to walk into the shops, get the items, pay for them, walk back to the car??

    - sorry but I'd definitely report this. Plenty of nut jobs out there that love to do things to kids left unattended.

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    yes there are nutjobs everywhere.
    i see nutjobs; all the time.

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