SAN ANTONIO -- A group that tracks the number of kids left in hot cars reports it ends in death once every ten days in America.
It happened just Tuesday in New Braunfels.
It is the first hot car death of the year.
The mother worked at the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. Wednesday a chaplain visited with the 32 workers there to help them deal with the tragedy.
The six-month-old baby girl was accidentally left alone in a car, as her mother went in to work for about 9 hours. All the while, her baby was outside, trapped in a hot car.
"Temperature in the vehicle goes high really, really quickly. People just really need to know where their children are, so things like this don't happen," said Lt. Michael Pennshorn, with the New Braunfels Police Department.
For parents who survive their children, psychologist Josue Gonzalez says it can be a life sentence of pain.
"I think this is a societal issue. I think this is something where we can reach out and support each other," says Dr. Gonzalez.
Gonzalez says it is up to all of us to make hot car deaths a thing of the past.
Orlando-base I.D.E.A. Associates has a new device to remind drivers when a child is left alone in a car seat.
It is called a CAREseat.
When a child is left alone inside a vehicle, a series of alarms go off and with OnStar, the system even notifies authorities.
Childcare experts have other suggestions. They recommend parents leave a purse or briefcase near a car seat and ask daycare providers to call if a child is absent.