Mom invents new car seat

January 18, 2008 1:57:48 PM PST
A mother has invented a car seat to remind parents that their child is still in the car.A light on the dashboard lets parents know the safety seat is occupied. Once the child is removed from the seat the light goes out.

The inventor is an Ohio mother who is contacting auto makers about the idea. She would like it to become a mandatory item like air bags and seat belts.

She is also working on a key ring device that will sound an alarm if a parent walks away from the car while the child is still in the safety seat.