Thursday, May 6, 2010

Please spot your tot!!!!

I was enjoying my morning watching cartoons with Savana when a commercial came on TV that has had me distraught since! It was a picture of a white Chevy Trailblazer and it talked about how you think you have the safest car for your children, basically on the inside, and proceeds to tell a story of a mother accidentally running over her child. Here is a similar story. (since it was in the paper it will only let me post a link so please read this article!!!!!) Every person who has a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend with a child, neighbor children PLEASE spot your tot! It is the beginning of nice weather and children will be playing outside more and they always, at every second, need a parent watching, even if they know to "stay out of the street." The one second they get side-tracked or forget to look both ways will be your unluckiest moment of your life!!! Please! I have felt so strongly about this for several weeks now and I have to share my feelings. I want every one's tot to be safe! Here are a few suggestions by the Spot The Tot foundation.
Before you ever put your car into gear make sure you can see your tot! DO NOT assume they went inside or are playing in the grass. Do NOT put your car into gear until you see your child safe with your eyes!
DO NOT leave your child unattended in a car
Make a habit of walking around your vehicle before getting in it, checking for toys and children!
Drivers of trucks and suvs be extra cautious
Teach your children not to play by, in, on or around cars
Supervise children when a driver is going out the door
Rushed or distracted drivers are at the most risk
I have a little one and maybe my feelings on this are a little strong but I can not imagine the heartache that the mother in this story must feel. The sad thing is that this is not the only parent/person that has done this, at least one child a week in Utah is injured or killed in driveway or parking lot back over accidents!!! That is sick! They have TV and radio commercials about it! I keep hearing the radio one and thinking "Wow, there are so many people running over their kids to make a commercial warning!??" This happens and I do not want it to happen to any precious little child!
I hope every one has a really fun spring and summer time, enjoy the lovely weather and don't forget to SPOT YOUR TOT!


  1. How awful! Last year there was a story out of the Seattle area about a mom who had left her 2 year old buckled into his carseat all day while she was at work and he died. I guess her babysitter bailed on her and she had no one to take him to, but still, how can someone do that? She could have done something to ensure his saftey. To make it worse, it was a 90 degree day. It's heartbreaking. Thank you Holly.

  2. Thank you for posting this. As heartbreaking as these stories are, it is so important that we are aware of the dangers so we can prevent these accidents. Thanks again!

  3. Great post Holly. Thanks for reminding us to protect what matters most. Have a safe and wonderful summer!


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