Police offers useful tip when you take your kid in public

Police offers useful tip when you take your kid in public

“We posted this tip a few months ago and it was one of our most popular ever, so we decided to post again,” said the California Police department.

Their children getting lost in public is something no parent wants to experience, and yet it does happen, and often.

Because we can’t always prevent children from being in public areas where there will be loads of people, all we can do as parents is to remain vigilant and keep and eye on our children.

A California Police department, in a Facebook post which has since gone viral, has offered parents an important advice to prevent such incidents from happening.

The photo shows instructional images from blogger mum Cherise McClimans.

“Taking your young child to a big event, theme park, or other busy location?” the caption says. “Write your phone number on their wrist and cover it with liquid band aid in case you get separated.”

The Clovis Police Department also suggests taking a photo of your children your cellphone the morning of the event. That way, other people will have an idea what your children looks like exactly, what clothes they are wearing, and what hairstyle they have.

“We posted this tip a few months ago and it was one of our most popular ever, so we decided to post again!” the caption continues. “Please ‪#‎share this post with parents who have children.”

Other tips for when you lose your child in public

If you find yourself in the dreaded situation of being separated from your child in a public place, it is easy to feel scared and panicked. To prevent you from ever going through such a nightmare, there are certain things you can do. Popsugar offers these tips:

  • Pop your business card in his pocket. “If you use one of those Safety Tattoos or simply stick a note or business card with your contact info into his pocket, anyone who finds your kiddo can easily call you.”
  • Wear matching shirts. “It would have helped to make him stand out, as well as help whomever was helping to look for him identify him easily.”
  • Pick a meeting spot at the beginning of your day. “This way if he gets lost, he can head to the spot and wait for you there — or ask someone that works there to take him to your spot.”
  • Have him seek out another mummy. “Mums are easy to spot (strollers, gaggle of kids, etc.) and will almost always drop anything to help a lost kid.”
  • Try not to get upset with your child. “Even if you've got a wanderer on your hands, chances are he's suffered enough during his time ‘being lost.’”

 

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James Martinez

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