Accidentally leaving a child in a hot car is a tragic mistake that anyone could make. Blame our faulty brains, among other things. (And if you haven't read Gene Weingarten's 2009 Washington Post story on hot car deaths, make a point to do so - it's masterful.) As parents, the sooner we realise we're not insusceptible, the sooner we can all look for ways to end the devastating statistic that an average of 37 children die in hot cars each year, without judgement.