These cases are failures of memory, not of love
In 2010, a 40-year-old doctor was taking his son to nursery in Cyprus when he received an emergency call. He drove straight to the hospital, forgetting his five-year-old was in the 2012 Cheap Sherri Hill Dresses car. It was only when his wife called him, eight hours later, that he realised what had happened, and his son was discovered dead in the back of the car.
While there have been no fatal cases of Forgotten Baby Syndrome reported in the UK, campaigners are eager to raise awareness of this problem in the hope of preventing future tragedies. They are also keen to point out that it does not require soaring temperatures for a tragedy to happen.
In one case, the day’s high was only 18.5c. And, in colder climates, there is the risk of hypothermia. Janette Fennell, president of kidsandcars.org, an organisation working to prevent injuries and death to children in and around vehicles, says part of the problem is that no one ever thinks this could happen to them.
‘Some people think: “I can see forgetting a child for two Night Moves Prom Dresses minutes, but not eight hours.” But what they don’t understand is that in his or her mind the parent has dropped off the baby at nursery and thinks the baby is well taken care of Cheap Sherri Hill Strapless. ‘Once that’s in your brain, there is no reason to worry for the rest of the day.
She adds that there are no hard and fast rules about the type of person who is likely to fall victim to Forgotten Baby Syndrome. Often, working mothers are demonised, but the figures show it has actually happened to more fathers than mothers, and also to a grandmother and to mothers who don’t work.
Fennell adds: ‘They tend to be the doting parents, the kind who buy baby locks and safety gates. These cases are failures of memory, not of love.’ The rise in the number of cases is due partly to car seats being placed in the back rather than the front of vehicles and making them rear-facing, for safety reasons.
However, campaigners also believe it is caused by stress and trying to juggle too much. Researchers have found several factors, such as sleep deprivation, marital problems and certain medications can affect the prefrontal cortex, which is one of the most critical parts of the brain used for multi-tasking. If you’re feeling exhausted and are trying to juggle too many things, your brain is less likely to be able to Cheap Sherri Hill Hot Sale handle multiple demands.
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