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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 11:08 AM   21
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I have never seen anyone take their baby out the car to pay for petrol before.
I leave him in the car with the doors locked, he doesnt normally notice im gone!! I can also see the car from the pay point and it takes a couple of mins max.
I cant see what would happen, he is locked in the car and strapped in his seat safely.



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 11:08 AM   22
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I would leave for a few miniutes and do. Just as easy to have an accident on a road or a car park than in a petrol station.



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 11:08 AM   23
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i would leave my bub in the car locked for a few mins as long as he is eye view x



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 11:10 AM   24
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I've done this many times with my daughters and don't think this is a big deal. As long as I can see the car (which I have locked) and have left the windows open a crack (if it's warm), I don't see the harm of walking away from the car for a minute or two. Am I supposed to drag my toddler and my baby (in her heavy carrier) just to run to the ATM or drop off the dry cleaning? This seems more likely to make me vulerable to possible attack than leaving them in the car. Seriously, it would take me longer to get them both out than to just do the darn errand. But it's also a matter of where you are. I'm surrounded by young families in my town, so not as worried (not saying bad things can't happen, but would be unlikely to within that one minute span). Honestly, I'm more concerned about some worrywart seeing a child in a car and reporting me than anything actually happening. But as I'm only away for a minute or two maximum (always in sight and within a few yards), this would (hopefully) never happen. It's not like I'm going shopping or to the gym.



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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 11:16 AM   25
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Personally as your are only gone for a minute and you don't have to go into the store to pay them I would lock the doors and leave her in there. Even if someone tried to take the car you would see it and be there before they even managed to get in. Although if there is a long line of people waiting to pay then I would take her with me. But for a minute I wouldn't see the problem x



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 11:20 AM   26
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As long as baby is safe, and you are literally popping in, I'd leave baby in car.



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 11:27 AM   27
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I'm with SoCal mom. You have to worry more about busybodies calling CPS on you for leaving your baby in the car for a few seconds, than if anything actually happened to LO during those few seconds. JMO



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 11:53 AM   28
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I'm with SoCal mom. You have to worry more about busybodies calling CPS on you for leaving your baby in the car for a few seconds, than if anything actually happened to LO during those few seconds. JMO
I wouldn't call concerned people seeing a baby in a car "busybodies". If you see a baby in an unsupervised car, you never know if it's the mom that ran to pay for gas, or the parent that forgot their child was in the car. Calling CPS can save that child's life.

Now, if your car was in visual range, and someone was standing next to your car on the phone, you would easily be able to say "Hey, I'm mom, just paying for petrol here!" and that should stop any phone calls.



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 12:03 PM   29
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I've done this before. In the first couple of months after he was born I was afraid to leave him ANYWHERE (like, the carseat had to be touching me even if I set him on the ground (for example) to pay for something so I could still feel it). Now that he's a little older I've lightened up a bit So if I have to pay at a gas station, as long as I can see the car (and it's always locked!) then I leave him in.



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2012, 12:04 PM   30
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I like pay at pump
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