Witness: Mom left baby in shopping cart outside Gilbert salon

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Gilbert police officers and firefighters spent about 30 minutes with the baby in the salon. He never cried. (Souce: KPHO/KTVK) Gilbert police officers and firefighters spent about 30 minutes with the baby in the salon. He never cried. (Souce: KPHO/KTVK)
The baby was strapped into a car seat in the basket. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) The baby was strapped into a car seat in the basket. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A woman found a baby in a grocery cart outside a Gilbert salon Monday afternoon. 

The Gilbert Police Department said the child's mom forgot him.

The mom reportedly had three children with her while shopping at the Fry's shopping center at Higley and Pecos roads.

The baby boy, who is not even a year old, was strapped into a carrier that was sitting in the back of a grocery cart outside the Supercuts salon.

Employees say they waited outside with the baby for a few minutes, thinking his mom might come back.

They took the baby inside and called the police, afraid the child might have been abandoned.

The baby never cried and didn't seem overheated.

A Gilbert police official said the baby was checked out at an area hospital as a precaution but left in good health.

Women who work at Supercuts said they don't understand how someone could forget his or her baby.

"I don't know how you forget a baby in Arizona, in the heat," Supercuts employee Miranda Asadoorian said. "It's kind of hard to forget a child. And in this heat? That bothered me."

Asadoorian said Gilbert police and firefighters spent about a half hour in the salon with the baby and through it all, the baby never cried. 

"Such a cute baby," she said. "So good. So cute."

Police have not released any information about the mother beyond saying that she forgot the child. They said the baby was not injured and believe the mom simply made a mistake. Officers did not arrest her, and no charges are pending.

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