The number of babies and children being left in hot cars increasingly disturbs me. Whether by accident or not, the caregiver in charge of these precious lives should be held accountable.

I've raised three children of my own and baby sat others for several years. I find it not only difficult but impossible to believe that someone can "forget" a child left somewhere, particularly in a hot car. With so many stories surfacing, the public should be aware of the danger in doing so. These children need to be protected.

There should be a law specifically for this situation and each caregiver should be prosecuted. Manslaughter would be a just punishment. If the offender is prosecuted, maybe these deaths would become a thing of the past. Let's fight for our children.

Christine Aardema