According to the U.S. Department of Justice, approximately 797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied. That’s an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day. This number doesn’t include children that separated themselves, or were misplaced briefly, from their parents at shopping malls, grocery stores, theme parks and other public places. It can be scary for parents, as well as for children, when we lose sight of our kids if only for a minute.
My parents used to write our contact information on our tags, but if clothing were to be donated or passed down, then the information is useless, and the next child’s information couldn’t be recorded. Keeping their information in a bag is fine, but what if they lose or forget their bag?
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and babysitters: let me reveal to one of the greatest products that will help keep your children safe. No, it’s not an implanted tracking chip, but it’s about as close as you can. Imagine you could barcode your child so that you could be contacted immediately if your child becomes lost and is found.
Ok, it’s not technically a barcode system, but it’s pretty close and much more affordable! SafetyTat are temporary child ID tattoos that contain your information so that if your child wanders off, you can be contacted immediately. You can get a write-on version or a pre-printed version, and now they even have a pre-printed version with QR technology that can be scanned with any SmartPhone!
We discovered that the pre-printed products are much easier to apply to infants and toddlers (you can see how we tried to write the number above!). Although infants are less likely to become lost, she is an adorable test subject!)
We applied the pre-printed product to our son’s arm, and it worked great and was easy to apply. You can even customize them with your favorite icon from their selection.
Congratulations to Amanda S on winning our SafetyTat giveaway!