Child safety

Child safety – How to keep your children safe while traveling?

Our children (specially toddlers and young children) get distracted easily when entering to public area, crowed of people and specially to places surrounded with sounds, colors and all kinds of attractions, which in a quick moment can get them lost in the crowed. How can we reduce the chance of the child getting lost while we travel, and make them safer in this kind of situations?

You can find all kind of solutions that can help us with this challenge:

  1. Different kind of GPS trackers that can be put on the child , These trackers that allows the parent to see where is the kid is at all time:
    1. A watch with GPS tracker: The kind of watch that we use on here child has many cool option, the child can a specific contacts that is being defined to the watch .The watch has also the “Take me home” button that if the child press him the watch shows him the way home/hotel.  You can also define a secure zone and if the child leaves this area you get an alert to your smartphone. Few example of such watch:
    • Pomo Waffle - We've being using this watch with our 7-year daughter for serval years and she enjoy it while it allows us a peace of mind since it allow both to call her and she can call to a pre-set list of phones, and at the same time we can track her and she can send us voice messages.

    • HereO v2 - The HereO is the first GPS tracking device cleverly disguised to look like a cute, colorful watch, so little ones can show off and tell the time while you keep tabs on their whereabouts via your iOS or Android device. Simply sync the watch with the free HereO app on your mobile device and a map pops up displaying your kid's precise location. If lost, the child can also send a panic alert using a series of simple commands. HereO also allows you to set a geo-fenced safe zone so that when your child crosses the boundary, an alert is sent to your device. There's also a monthly subscription of around $5.
      1. Clips that can be connected to the backpack or wear on the hand, for example:
    • Buddy Tag - The Buddy Tag uses Bluetooth instead of GPS, making it one of the more affordable options on this list. While you can use it in as a normal kid tracker, it's also touted as a device that helps prevent drowning. There's a panic alarm for the child to contact parents if they're in a threatening situation, along with a personal ID to help reunite a lost child with the parents. The wearable is waterproof and the wristband portion comes in a variety of designs. You can purchase disposable silicone wristbands, as well as Velcro or terry cloth wristbands for regular use.  Just like other Bluetooth trackers, the range for the device limited at 40 feet indoors and 80-120 feet outdoors. So, while it's not on the same level as GPS trackers, it's a strong choice for those shopping on a budget.

  • Amber Alert GPS - Amber Alert's pocket-sized GPS unit measures just 7cm and its rechargeable lithium battery runs for up to 40 hours on a single charge. Slip it into your child's pocket and you'll be able to check up on his/her location using either a browser or the accompanying iOS and Android app, communicate using the device's two-way voice function, and even set up geofencing boundaries. But that's just the half of it. This clever gizmo also sends the parent or guardian a text or email alert if the child comes within 500 feet of a registered sex offender's home. And if the little one ever has a panic attack, he or she simply hits the SOS button and a message is sent to the parent and up to ten authorized users. Subscription charges start at $15 per month.
  1. GPS button that you can put in the child shoes. From our experience with the GPS watch and the GPS button, we think that the GPS watch is better for kid from the age 5 and up that will know how to handle the watch. The G button fits more to younger kids.
  2. Different kind of Harnesses that can connect the child to their parents: These Harnesses come in verity of shapes:
    1. A Backpack that being put on the kid and is connected to the parent throw a strap- As shown here.
    2. An Anti-lost back Harness that connect to the parent – As shown here
    3. An Anti – lost wrist harness for toddlers that connects the hand on the child to the hand of the parent- As shown here
  3. Write your contact info on the kid's cloths or on a wearable like:
    1. FlashMe - This is not so much a tracker as a means of contacting the parent or guardian of a lost child. It's essentially a colorful silicone wristband with a printed QR code that contains the contact details of the child's parent or guardian. FlashMe works on the principal that most strangers are honest and that whoever finds the child will hopefully know what a QR code is. As so many children under the age of four don't know their address or telephone number, a dirt-cheap system like this could help save the day. A variety of other designs, including a pet version, are also available.
  4. Connecting the parent’s phone numbers to the child clothes. In this case, if the child will get lost, he/she can ask to dial to the parent’s phone.
  5. With older kids you can set a meeting point that the child can get to in case he/she will get lost

(like the information center or the security station).

Above all the Material means, the most important thing is education, education, education. The first thing that our mother/father taught us to keep ourselves safe is never to go far away from our parents sight in crowded places or when traveling, never talk to strangers, never walk with strangers. These three sayings should being reminded to the children regularly, especially when travelling with them.

Have a safe trip!

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