10-Year-Old Boy Invents Device To Save Babies Left In Hot Cars


I’ve written ad nauseum about parents forgetting babies and toddlers in the car, leading to tragic hot car deaths, and it’s not because I’m casting judgment. Rather, as I’ve said repeatedly, I write about these things to warn parents that it can happen to ANY of us. None of us are perfect, all of us are susceptible to the mistakes that exhaustion, stress, and distraction lead to. And sometimes, those tragic mistakes are made by even the BEST of parents.

Despite his young years, 10-year-old Bishop Curry gets it too. Last year, after a baby in his very own neighborhood died in a hot car after being forgotten by a parent, Curry, who loves inventing things, sprung into action to solve this problem. The result? This innocuous-looking box, for which he already has a provisional patent.

Curry’s box is actually a fan that attaches to a car seat that both DETECTS if a child is still in the car seat when temperatures are rising AND a fan that blows cool air to cool the child until someone realizes that he or she is still in the car. Unlike devices which remind parents that their child is in the back seat, this device will save the child’s life by keeping them cool in case they ARE left behind in a hot car.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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