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Monday, June 23, 2014

Baby Alert Baby Heatstroke childminder system




Just a few days ago in Florida a baby died when her dad forgot to take her to the sitter. I know I can sit here and say, wow talk about a bad parent, when in reality he may be a great dad that made the worst mistake of his life. A simple change in routine can change your life forever, and i’m sure it could happen to the best of parents. According to the ggweather.com part of San Fransisco university 44 babies/kids died from being in a hot car in 2013, and so far this year there have been 14. To me even 1 baby dying when it could have been prevented is to many. Baby alert contacted me asking me to try their childMinder system. I never take child safety as a joke so I definitely wanted to check it out.





The basic concept of the SoftClip System is to help remind parents that they didn’t take the baby out of the car seat. Very simple concept, to a very touchy concept.

The ChildMinder SoftClip® is a lifesaving device, that is truly a must have if you have babies to children age 6 in a car safety seat! This savvy system should greatly reduce cases of children inadvertently left alone in vehicles, while fastened in their car seat.
The ChildMinder system reminds drivers with an alarm 8 seconds after the parent or caregiver has moved more than 15 feet from the child in his/her safety seat.


  • The ChildMinder system performs a self-test upon each use to insure its proper functioning.
  • No removal of safety seat harness straps required for installation. replace your child's safety seat chest harness clip with the ChildMinder's New SoftClip and place the key ring alarm unit on your automotive key ring.
  • The ChildMinders Systems will not compromise the safety nor warranty of your Child Restraint System.
I don’t have an infant anymore so she will let me know that she is in the car BUT I can see how things can happen if the routine is different and the child is sleeping. You have to take the battery out the chest piece to activate it. It was a little hard to do but didn't take very long. There is a piece of felt under the battery that when you remove that it activates the piece. The other piece goes onto your key chain.
I found that the ChildMinder System is easy to use and the key chain part wasn't an issue for me.


This video below is showing what it's like for a baby to be in a hot car. A baby can die in under an hour in a hot car. For me if I ever say a baby alone in a vehicle I would call 911 and do everything in my power to get the baby out even if it meant breaking the window.



Yes this device is a little pricey, but it can be worth it. I would rather spend a few extra dollars to ensure that I am doing everything I can to keep my girls safe.

Baby Alert wants to give one lucky winner their own soft clip ChildMinder system in pink, blue or white. Please use the Giveaway Tools below for your chance to win.


Giveaway runs from 6/26 to 7/10 at 9pm CST
Chances of winning depend on entries received.
Open to US residents 18 years and older
No PO BOX
Prize valued at $80
Winner entry will be verified
Winner has 48 hours to reply to this notification email or another winner will be selected


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46 comments:

  1. It makes me sick to think about, but I know it is pretty easy to have happen - especially if the baby is sleeping and rear facing.

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  2. This is happening so much lately, it truly breaks my heart. If this product helps just one child, it's totally worth it. We all get distracted, and it really could happen to anyone.

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  3. I think this is a neat item. Not just for heat stroke either. My son years ago was with his grandparents. He was 13 months old. He fell in the Columbia River on a houseboat. Our son was dead and revived after 20 minutes or so. Our entire family life was changed forever. I don't think letting little ones out of your site at any age is appropriate. Sometimes those mistakes are so horrible with what happens to everyones lives and the anger and guilt that follows.

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  4. we can tend to get distraced, it can get so scary... you just never know what can happen.

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  5. It's so sad to hear about children and pets dying because they were accidentally (or sometimes carelessly) forgotten in a car on a hot day. I think something like this can definitely save many lives!

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  6. I always hate hearing about kids dying from being left in a hot car. But I know how easy it is to get distracted, especially when you're a new parent!

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  7. As horrible as it is, people DO forget that their kids or pets are in the car, especially when things get hectic. I'm so glad someone invented this product!

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  8. I live in Florida and unfortunately this happens all the time, it's on the news all the time. It's so sad. Sounds like a great device, sad that a device had to be made people are just so busy that they forget.

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  9. What a fantastic device! It is so heartbreaking to hear about all these deaths when they could have easily been prevented.

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  10. Wow! This device needs to be in the hands of every parent, yesterday.

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  11. I've seen a few types of device like this, but I think this one looks like it would work the best!! This is such a horrible tragedy, and I hope items like this can help save lives! Thank you for sharing this!

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  12. What a great product! This could have saved each of those 14 children. I'm so glad you're getting the word out about this.

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  13. Hearing stories like this breaks my heart. This is a great product and hopefully it will help save a life.

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  14. Hubby and I were just discussing our heart-breaking the thought of a parent leaving their child in the car would be. I mean, really... ugh, it leaves a whole in my belling thinking about it. I am glad there is something out there that can help make sure it doesn't happen.

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  15. This is so nuts, but I can see this being helpful.

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  16. I've seen something like this, I couldn't even imagine the end results of leaving a child in the heat. But, it happens.

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  17. This is really great. I've got to share about this product. This is so sad, but it happens.

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  18. This is an awesome tool for parents to keep their children safe. I am glad they developed this technology.

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  19. Okay, this sounds like an incredible tool! I'm always worried about accidentally locking my kid in the car, this is perfect!

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  20. It's sad to think about how many kids get left in cars and die because of it. I saw a news article the other day about it and it was heartbreaking.

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  21. So sad! I've had dreams that I forgot my kids in the car, at home, etc. I cannot imagine how this happens in real life but I know it does a lot. Sounds like a great device to start preventing this needless harm to children!

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  22. What a great product. I was just reading on the news about a case as well this morning. so sad to hear of

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  23. This is such a great idea! I have called the police twice about kids left in cars, better safe than sorry!

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  24. Great idea!!!! I love this! So sad on how many kids actually die or are hurt by this!

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  25. I just saw someone say this needed to be invented. I am glad it has already. It is so scary.

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  26. This is an awesome product! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I didn't realize that there was an alarm available for that situation. I'm so, so happy to hear of it!

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  28. Great idea, I like how it has an alarm on it to warn you in case little one gets over heated.

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  29. I like how it is easy to install and it doesn't compromise the safety of the child or the seat.

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  30. What I like about it is it is so simple to use. Think how many children will be saved!

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  31. so simple and on those days my husband has to take our kids to the sitter this is a great reminder for him

    ssgsweeps @gmail.com

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  32. Check out Babeep, a very good solution too to remind driver about the baby, not on Indiegogo - http://igg.me/at/babeep

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  33. I love that it runs a test on itself so that it makes sure it is working properly.

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  34. I love the concept and how it's so small.

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  35. I love that the Child Minder system is so easy to install and begin using.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. I entered the Replay Audio Giveaway.

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  37. So sad that it happens great concept and design

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  38. I love that it's a easy reminder and can prevent a tragedy.

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  39. i like that italso maintains the CRS harness straps in the optimum position upon the child's shoulder in the event of a collision.. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. i like that it will test itself to make sure it works properly

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  41. I love that it is a safety feature.... every little bit is so important in securing the safety of children.
    californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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  42. What a great product! We live in Florida and I would love to have this for my nephew.

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  43. If you need a device so you don't FORGET your kid in a car you don't deserve to be a parent. There is no excuse and I have no pity on these people who do. If society has gotten to this point something is wrong.

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  44. My favorite feature is that it performs a self-test each time you use it.

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  45. I really like that you can have multiple clips tied to the same system.

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