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    Default Leaving children in cars...this topic again

    So a 5 month old was allegedly left sleeping in the car whilst his mother went inside to pick up her other child up from daycare.

    The theft was found with the car and arrested, but the baby was not found. Eventually he was found unharmed.

    The driver of the stolen car was arrested and refused bail.

    The mother was not arrested. So clearly common sense by the police prevailed.

    I don't condone leaving a baby inside a car whilst picking other children from daycare but I do leave my kids in the car at petrol stations, or other occasions where they are always visible. I assume the mum left the keys in car and car running, which is stupid but my point of the thread is that leaving your child in a car might be a blurry line according to the law, but I believe common sense on police behalf has prevailed. The mother was not arrested.

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    Not that it matters but I think the baby was 5 months old.

    Glad the little boy is ok.

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    Default Leaving children in cars...this topic again

    I was talking to my parents about this today and dad said when he was a kid it was the norm, and almost encouraged, to leave your kids in the car when you were just going to be a minute, whether they were visible to the parents or not.

    I think society has come a long way since then but I still think that until everyone learns that it is not ok to ever leave a child in a car when they're out of your sight (like going into the shops or daycare), we should be pushing the message that it's not ok, ever, to leave your children in the car. I know I will get flamed for this belief, I have before, but I just don't want to see any more babies dying while mum does the groceries.

    I'm glad the thief was caught and the baby is ok.

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    Its stories like this that just enforce to me why I dont leave my kids in the car. So glad the little bubba was found unharmed.

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    Thank goodness the baby was unharmed.

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    I think the main message to be learnt from this story is not to do with leaving kids in the car, but to do with not leaving your keys in the freaking ignition.

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    Yeah car locked, car in view for a few mins IMO is OK.

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    this is always such a hard choice for mothers. im sure I would have left my children in the car momentarily at least once, or twice. I don't think I ever left the engine running, or the keys in the ignition. it is such a dangerous thing to do as a habit, and I can see how it can be foolish to ever do it, but we all do take chances sometimes. im glad this baby is fine, and I think the police are right to not charge the mother. marie.

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    Default Leaving children in cars...this topic again

    I agree with @SoThisIsLove I don't have a problem as long as the child is in sight.

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    I used to live around the area where the car was stolen - I would describe it as reasonably dodgy. An unattended running car is an open invitation to a criminal.

    Relieved to hear the little baby is okay.


 

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