Last summer, when I had only one child – I was able to keep a very close eye on Isabelle when we were out. Now, with 2 babies who also need my watchful eye – I need to take extra precautions to ensure Isabelle is safe. She knows (most of the time) to keep one hand on the stroller at all times. I have tried to instill the ‘don’t talk to strangers’ rule, but with so many people that stop to ask about the twins, she seems to talk to more strangers than I’d like. But, 1 kid or 10, the reality is – any kid can get lost, and it can happen to anyone!
One product that I think is a great idea, no – a necessity is Kid Safe Ink Tattoos. It was invented by a Canadian Mom who lost her son while on a Hawaiian vacation (it has a happy ending, don’t worry). But, this very scary situation, made her take action. She devised and very a line of temporary Ink Tattoos which are fun for kids, yet have one valuable piece of information on it. It says, “”I’m LOST CALL” and then, your phone number.
It is applied like any other temporary tattoo, yet make sure that it is in a visible area if they are young. My daughter is old enough to understand the concept, so I was able to tell her that it had our phone number (in case she was ever lost). Isabelle has always loved temporary tattoos, so this is a product that she was eager to have on.
When I’m out in a public place (with my cell phone) is when I’ll need these tattoos most, so I had my cell phone number put onto them. I will definitely use these this summer for days at the zoo, fair, farmers’ market, the lake, or when on holidays in a strange place….any crowded and unknown place. For 24 Tattoos, it’s $19.95, which I think is a great deal as I can use these on Isabelle for probably 2 years. And, to me it’s a small price to pay if it can help find your missing child.
**Disclosure: Product was provided for review purposes, views are my own.