The woman is due to appear in court sometime next week.
A Tauranga woman has been charged after leaving a baby in a car last week.
The baby was left unattended in a vehicle on Gravatt Road, Papamoa Beach on January 31, says a police spokesperson.
"A 21-year-old woman has been charged with neglect of a child and will be summonsed to appear in court next week.
"A date is yet to be confirmed."