I cannot believe that professionals are writing stories with tips and products are being made to help people remember that they have a child in the back seat of the car. If you cannot remember on your own that your child is in the car than you should not be driving at all.
Take your left shoe off and put it in the backseat so that when you reach your destination you remember to get it (and your child) from the back. Seriously? If people cannot remember to take their kids out of the back seat, will they remember to take a shoe off before hopping in the front seat? Put your purse back there? Duct tape a rubber band that leads from the inside front door to the inside of the back door? I'm sure someone is even working on an App. You know people would never forget their phone in a hot car!
The stories about infants and pets left in hot cars are absolutely heartbreaking and I know that accidents do happen but I believe it is time for people to check their priorities.