Clare - posted on 08/23/2012 ( 79 moms have responded )
My husband was recently at the supermarket and he said he walked past a car in the parking area that had two children left alone in it - one a baby and the other a toddler, both asleep with the windows open. He was concerned but didn't do anything. If it was me, I would have phoned the police. I consider that to be child abandonment - apart from the distress the children would feel if they awoke and didn't know where their parents were, and the fact that it was a hot day which can be really dangerous even with the windows open, they were also vulnerable to being abducted. Do you think I'm over-reacting to want to phone the police and does anyone leave their children in the car when they go in the supermarket?