That’s where Eric Nelson hopes he can be helpful.
“I kept seeing horror stories on newscasts after newscasts," Nelson said. “I know everyone's busy with their lives, running around, but our kids are the most important things we have."
That’s why Nelson created what he calls a “hot car safety kit.” He's come up with a placard that hangs on the rear view mirror and stickers to put on the back windows. It's a visual warning system that reminds parents to check the back seat in every step of the driving process.
Nelson hopes to one day see his symbols on cars all over the place and hear how his kit helped save a life.
You can order your placard and stickers on Nelson's website: Check My Car Seat.