BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - This year alone, 19 children have died as a result of heatstroke death in a vehicle.
The most recent incident happened this past weekend in Chattanooga, Tennessee. An 11-month-old girl died after being left in a hot car.
That's why Woman's Hospital is sharing tips to prevent another hot car related injury or death.
Last year, officials launched the "Look Back" program. The hospital offers free backseat reminder tags to families as part of the child safety public service campaign.
The tags serve as an extra reminder for parents to check for their child in the backseat. Other reminders could be taking off your shoe and placing it in the backseat or leaving your wallet or purse instead.
The reminder tags can be picked up for free at any Woman's Hospital location listed below:
- Woman’s Hospital: 100 Woman’s Way, Airline Highway and Pecue Lane; see Valet Parking Attendant
- Woman’s Center for Wellness: 9637 Jefferson Highway (corner of Bluebonnet and Jefferson)
- Woman’s Health Center for Women – Central: located at 18901 Greenwell Springs Road, Building 3B
- Woman’s Health Center for Women – Walker: 5000 O'Donovan Blvd, Suite 509 inside Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Livingston
The tags can also be downloaded and printed. You can access them by CLICKING HERE.
For more information, call Woman's Hospital at 927-1300.