As Summer Months Approach, Bon Secours Helps Keep Kids Out of Hot Cars

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bon Secours nursing leader Kristen Duncan and Hannah Rudy, leader of BabyIn Baby Out

A car can heat up to 20 degrees in 10 minutes. Heat is more dangerous to children than adults. When a child’s temperature reaches 107 degrees, death can occur. All of these are hard but true facts related to children being left in hot cars.

Bon Secours proudly supports BabyIn BabyOut, a two-sided hangtag to visually remind parents and caregivers about their most precious cargo in the backseat. Hannah Rhudy, 13, an eighth grader in Richmond, Va., loves kids and wants to keep them safe. She launched BabyIn BabyOut as a way to help parents, grandparents and babysitters keep their babies and toddlers safe.  

When leaving the car, the driver flips the hangtag to show the green “Baby Out” side from their rearview mirror. When a baby or child is in the car, the driver displays the pink “Baby In” side from their rearview mirror.

BabyIn BabyOut has delivered hundreds of hangtags in new parent packets each month to Bon Secours hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, and family centers in Richmond. Pictured here is Kristen Duncan, nursing leader at Bon Secours Short Pump Emergency Center and mom of three young kids. She is making our free hangtags available to the public at their new Emergency Center location at 12320 West Broad Street Henrico, VA 23233. 

Bon Secours is proud to support this campaign and to bring awareness of keeping babies out of hot cars in high temperatures. Learn more about the campaign at https://www.babyinbabyout.org/