For many families, keeping everyone safe is the biggest priority of every vacation. This can be a difficult task, especially for families with older children who may become separated from the group, or toddlers who like to wander off. Fortunately, there are many ways to ensure that wandering children are returned to their families with minimal hassle.
One of the best ways to keep children safe is to make sure they are properly identifiable. Many parents use markers, temporary tattoos, and stickers to put family addresses and phone numbers on their children, but these can become illegible or lost with water damage and other wear and tear. Rubber wrist bands with important information engraved in them are a practical solution. Custom silicone wristbands may be designed to include important medical information, such as whether the child is diabetic or has severe allergies. Identification and medical alert wristbands are water-resistant, durable, and reusable, while holographic wristbands with fun designs encourage children to keep wearing them.
Another fun way to keep track of family members in campgrounds, amusement parks, and other wide-open spaces is to give everyone a walkie-talkie and make sure they are set to the same channel. This allows children to notify parents if they are running late to meet up, or to ask questions without wasting time searching for a familiar face.
Lastly, try to keep everyone on the same schedule and stick to it. Plan periodic meet-ups during the day when everyone can touch base, grab a snack, and discuss the plans for the rest of the day. Even if the family utilizes rubber wrist bands and walkie-talkies, it is good to know where to expect everyone to be so that if something changes, they will know sooner rather than later.
While vacationing with the family can be stressful, using identification wristbands, schedules, and communication devices can offer parents peace of mind during daily activities.