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    Quote Originally Posted by BerylsMum View Post
    yes there are nutjobs everywhere.
    i see nutjobs; all the time.
    They're everywhere. Walking around like regular people. They don't even know they're nut jobs.

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    Would depend on how long they were gone, how hot, age of child etc.

    I read too much true crime so it's made me paranoid, I think everyone wants to murder children . So I wouldn't leave a young child in a car myself unless it was at a servo where I could see the car through the window.

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    I always leave DS in the car when getting petrol, in my opinion it is much safer than navigating cars coming in and out,especially when my son is a runner.

    I would not leave him to go into a shop but I would not automatically call the cops if I saw this happening. I would stand by the car, check the child is okay and if more than 10 minutes lapsed without the parent returning I would then call the police. If the child was in obvious distress or the windows were all up then I would immediately call the police/ambulance and probably smash a window.

    I do not think that the person mentioned in the OP is a bad parent at all and the fine was over the top. Child protection will probably have to follow up but I would not think it would be anymore than a question or two and at most a home visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    It would depend entirely on the situation. At a petrol station? No. In an undercover carpark in the middle of winter and the child was completely restrained and the engine was off? I'd give it a few minutes (maybe the parent had to park ages away from the trolley bay and was putting the trolley back). If they weren't back within 5 minutes (or the child looked distressed before that) then yes. In the sun? As above but I'd only give it a minute rather than 5. In hot weather? Straight away. And if there were signs of distress beforehand and it was hot and the cops still hadn't arrived I'd have no hesitation in smashing in a window. I'd rather be done for a minor felony than watch a baby or child suffer from heat exhaustion.
    ^^ this.
    entirely dependant on the situation.

    i leave my kids in the car when i pay for petrol or put the trolley away. if the trolley bay is too far away, i just dump the trolley where it won't roll away and damage other cars.

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    Not yet knowing what it's like myself, but yes I'd probably call the cops. I've seen it before on a warm day and the child in the car was probably no older than
    5-6 months and they were extremely distressed.
    As it turned out the mother returned the same time as police. Not sure if she was fined or anything but they were talking to her atleast 15 minutes.
    I think it's fairly irresponsible, however most of my friends will do this just to pay for petrol which is probably ok cause you can see your car and usually the que inside if it's busy or not.

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    Yes i would and i have done so a few times. If i am standing around waiting with the car and cant see anyone after a few mins i will.

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    And what if something happened to you in Coles? Nobody knows you have a baby in the car waiting for you to come back? At a servo if something happens to you people would go and check your car. crazy. Yes I would wait by the car but would smash a window in a second if it was a hot day. And then call police.

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    As with others, I would wait a short time and then call, sooner if the child was distressed. I have called the police for an unattended child in the past.

    It saddens me to see the comments along the lines of 'it's not my business'.

    Depending on their age, children need adults to advocate for them in potentially harmful situations. We all have a responsibility to be that advocate if the need arises. If I ever had a major lapse in judgement and put my son in harms way I would really hope someone steps in and assists.

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    I leave dd (4) in the car for fuel, and when i went to bakery/pickup chinese/atm but only coz i could pull car right up to front of shop. I will prob leave this baby in car for same kind of things but im getting a capsule too if i needed to go any further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    It would depend entirely on the situation. At a petrol station? No. In an undercover carpark in the middle of winter and the child was completely restrained and the engine was off? I'd give it a few minutes (maybe the parent had to park ages away from the trolley bay and was putting the trolley back). If they weren't back within 5 minutes (or the child looked distressed before that) then yes. In the sun? As above but I'd only give it a minute rather than 5. In hot weather? Straight away. And if there were signs of distress beforehand and it was hot and the cops still hadn't arrived I'd have no hesitation in smashing in a window. I'd rather be done for a minor felony than watch a baby or child suffer from heat exhaustion.
    This is pretty much how I feel too.

    I once saw a car with a baby (maybe 12mths or a bit younger) and a toddler in it outside a supermarket. I hung around for a few minutes, and then I had to be somewhere, so I told the supermarket and they said that they would put a call out for the parents and look after the situation. It wasn't hot, the windows were down, and we live in a small village where most people don't lock their cars or houses.


 
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