By Amanda G., Contributing Writer
Are you headed for a theme park this summer? How about a state fair or crowded beach? As parents we are always vigilant when making sure our kids are safely by our side but sometimes they can wriggle free or wander off. My daughter once vanished and although it was only for a minute or so I still remember the fear — and she was not normally a runner.. A great way to make sure your child has your contact information on them at all times is to use SafetyTats temporary tattoos.
SafetyTats come in two varieties – The original which go on just like any temporary tattoo with water and the Quick Stick variety which go on like a sticker. You may build a custom tat with your information already printed on them or you may order tats with a blank space that comes with a pen to add your own info as you see fit. We tried out the custom Quick Stick tats and were very happy with the result.
The tats pulled off just like a sticker and I placed one on the back of my son’s neck so he would not pick at it but it was still clearly visible and one on my daughters arm. They are made with safe medical grade acrylic adhesive and both children were comfortable and forgot they had them on.
Note: I have heard of parents putting their contact info on their child’s belly. Most employees at any type of park are not allowed to lift a lost child’s clothing so I recommend you make sure the tat is clearly visible to anyone trying to locate you.
We found the tats lasted longer than the company claimed, at day 4 they were still going strong and we removed them easily with a little lotion and a gentle pull (as they say low and slow like a bandaid). The only negative thing we experienced was when I first stuck the tat onto my daughter I caught it on a bit of arm hair and had to re-do it, so make sure the area is hair free.
I love that this is a Mom invented and run business, that you can choose from so many cute and custom designs and most of all I could enjoy my day knowing that if the kids were separated from us we had the protection of knowing our phone numbers were safely on them and could not fall off or get lost! There is also an extensive list of options for allergy alerts, non verbal kids, autistic kids, I.C.E. tats for tweens, even adult designs for seniors or special needs adults.
You can design and order from their website www.safetytat.com
I was given a sample pack of tattoos for review but as always all opinions are my own!
Editor’s Note: I have an almost 3 year old, with a speech delay — who is a runner. This would be perfect for taking him to public places!