As parents we’ve all experienced that gut wrenching feeling of losing sight of your child for a split second. It may be at a crowded playground or down the aisle of your local supermarket but it’s always a scary experience. Usually it’s just a case of them having wandered off for a second- but that second feels like an eternity when you can’t see them.
There’s a safety hack that is doing the rounds at the moment which is easy and quick to do. It’s a way to ensure your child is easily identified if they were to ever get lost and were unable to communicate with anyone as to how to find you. All you need is a texta and some liquid band-aid solution. Write your phone number somewhere visible on your child’s arm or hand and then paint over it with the liquid band-aid. Kind of like a temporary tattoo.
Of course no-one wants to imagine the worst case scenario of their child getting lost – but at least if it does happen your phone number is clear and semi-permenant on their arm. There is no worry of it being rubbed off either accidentally or on purpose.
This hack also helps if you ever come across a distressed lost child yourself who isn’t able to give you any information regarding their parents. Especially a young toddler who can barely string a sentence together.
A police department in Clovis, US shared the handy tip on their Facebook page recently and it received a record number of shares:
Taking your young child to a big event, theme park, or other busy location? Write your phone number on their wrist and cover it with liquid band aid in case you get separated. Also, take a photo of them using your cell phone the morning of the event so you have their clothing, hair style, and up to date photo. #BePrepared
We posted this tip a few months ago and it was one of our most popular ever, so we decided to post again! Please #share this post with parents who have children.
The department actually got the idea and photo from a beauty blogger who says, “Now I’m very good at watching my daughter and keeping her with me at all times, but a mum worries all of the time! They always want their kids safe. So I came up with this idea which I personally think is amazing.”
It sure is amazing- but let’s hope you’ll never need to use it!