That's what one inventor had in mind when she created a carseat that will remind
parents that they have a child in their car.
It was the heartbreaking story of former Assistant Principal Brenda
Nesselroad-Slaby, leaving her 2-year old daughter in a hot car for 8 hours,
which resulted in the child's death. Sue Sloan has young grandchildren of her
own and she thought, there has to be a way to remind parents.
Sue has invented 'Cecilia's Safety Seat', named after the little girl who died. She just received her patent this week. it's very simple, once you place your child in the car seat, an indicator on the dash alerts the
parent of their precious cargo. Once the child is removed from the seat, the
light goes off. It works off a pressure pad, which fits any car seat, once
pressure is placed on the pad, it triggers the indicator. Sue says, just like
car seats, seat belts and airbags, Cecila's Safety Seat should be mandatory.
Sue plans to contact auto makers about her idea and she's not stopping with
this, she's currently working on a key ring device that will sound as you walk
away from the vehicle if your child is still in the car seat.