Never, ever leave a baby in the car?

I happened to catch this in passing a night or so ago, on my Facebook feed as I was killing time and procrastinating as my children dragged everything from their beds, down the hall, into the living room and decided to “have fun” which appeared to involve plastic golf clubs and “smacking over the head”.

Definitely fun.

I realise it’s taken me a few days to catch up on the news, but I generally avoid such biased sensationalism that it is generally only brought to my attention if someone emails me or my children are in the next room, beating the crap out of each other (“but we’re having fun!”) and I can’t concentrate on work, and find myself wading through various levels of waffle.

Anyhoo this was the image I came across on the Channel 9 page on Facebook:

It was accompanied by the status update of:

This photo is of a newborn baby in New Zealand that has been left alone in a supermarket carpark.

The note on the blanket reads – ‘My mum’s in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything’, and it included her mobile number.

Today we are asking – Is it ever OK to leave a baby alone in a car? Even if it is just for a few minutes.

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