Protecting our little ones....

Friday, March 13, 2009

I read a blog today that I felt was important enough to pass along - Ever lost a kid? If you ever venture out with little ones you know how quickly they can disappear. In this day and age, more than ever, that is a terrifying experience.

The tips in this blog may help prevent some heartache. You don't have to use the commercial product, come up with your own if necessary, but definitely use the idea AND take the digital photo. Our little ones are too precious to risk...

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu


  1. Great suggestions for kids. I have been involved with our county's Search and Rescue unit for 25 years and bright clothing really helps.

    Another suggestion: Give your child a whistle hung around their neck by a lanyard woven strap, remember those? Another fun craft project to keep the kids busy, braiding a strap for the whistle !

    Teach them to only use it if they get separated, although some will play with it at other times. Some parents even attach a tag with their cell phone number. Both would help.

  2. If I were raising a child today, I would have an RFID tag implanted at a very early age. I know there are numerous cultural objections, but, in my opinion, the benefit of positive ID and tracability of a lost child far, far outweigh the "branding stigma".

    While we are on the ubject, I believe that parents who take the position that "leashes are for dogs" are sadly misguided, if not positively irresponsible. Small children bolt, even the best of them. We recently had our two granddaughters (ages 5 and 2-1/2) at Disneyworld, and my heart was in my mouth for the entire three days. As with the RFID tag, the safety value of the leash far, far outweighs the social stigma. We saw several really cute harnesses at Disneyworld which incorporated stuffed animals to (somewhat) disguise their function.

    For what it's worth, my eminently sensible Midwestern farm bred mother kept me in a harness when we ventured into downtown Gary in the 1940's, and it didnt hurt me one bit.


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