"I get really emotional now because I am a new mom. I mean, she's my number one thing that I think about now," says Halbrook.
It's not just a matter of leaving your kids unattended either. Nationally, up to a third of heatstroke deaths happen when a child playing by himself crawls into the back seat of a hot car.
The CDC recommends drinking plenty of water and non-alcoholic beverages, about 3 glasses an hour, to replenish fluids, salts and minerals. To avoid overheating, avoid heavy meals, wear light clothing, limit sun exposure, schedule outdoor activities for the morning and evenings, and pace yourself.
(Information from CNN was used in this report)