Going to any public place with your children, especially little children, can be nerve wrecking. It is difficult to keep an eye on them, especially if there is more than one under a certain age. It is a parent’s worst nightmare to lose a child. Even when they go out of your sight for a moment, your hearts go in your throat and adrenaline starts to pump and you are filled with that horrible feeling of dread. It drains out of you quickly the moment you see your little ones, leaving you feeling relieved, angry and scared for what could have happened.
This type of situation can happen every day, when you go to the grocery store or the library or the post office. In most of these places however, it is not so busy that it is difficult to find your children if you lose sight of them for a second. These are also not ideal places for child abductions because usually if such places are regular places you go with your children, the people who work there and frequent the place will recognize that a child is not with his or her parent. However, when you do special outings as a family to crowded, busy places, the risk of losing your child goes up dramatically. Not only is it easy for a child to get lost in crowds, it is also prime picking for child abductors. Such risky places include zoos, aquariums, theme parks, festivals, fairs and special events like Fourth of July celebrations.
There are so many different ways to try and prevent these types of situations. You can put a leash on your child. You can give them a good talking-to before going to the zoo, aquarium or theme park about the dangers of strangers and the dangers of leaving their parents’ side. You can force them to always hold your hand. However these things do not always work, and you end up running around, yelling and screaming the names of your kids and for them to come back here right now. As you do so, that horrible feeling of dread grabs you once again.
A great trick to try, that just may make special outings easier, is a set of Don’t Lose the Kids! T-shirts. You can have a custom-made matching set of T-shirts made for the entire family. This way it is obvious who belongs to whom, and you don’t have to wonder what color each child is wearing when you are visually tracking him or her. Use you imagination in customizing them. Remember you won’t be the only family with the same idea. You don’t want to get to a park and see that every family there has red T-shirts with black lettering. Get the kids involved to choose the color and find a design, pattern or something unique to help your set of T-shirts stand out in the crowds.
Make sure you don’t lose the kids whenever you are out and about by getting a great set of custom-made T-shirts for the whole family.