(HealthDayNews) -- Never leave a sleeping child alone in the car while you dash into the grocery store, especially during the hot summer months.
Rising temperatures inside a car can cause a child to suffer from heat stress, dehydration, shock and death.
The temperature inside a parked car can top 122 degrees within 10 to 20 minutes on a typical summer day, according to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. And opening the window slightly does not keep the temperature at a safe level.
Young kids, particularly infants, are 3 to 5 times more sensitive to heat than adults. Due to the small sizes of their bodies, they can't regulate their body temperatures as quickly as adults.