So, spring break is coming up next week for most of the school aged children. It is so much fun for them to get out and forget about school and really enjoy just being a kid. Though we all know as parents, it becomes a stressful time to prepare for this great trip. Maybe your headed off to Disney or Mexico. What a fabulous time you are all going to have. But, oh wait did you ever have that pit in your stomach, where you turn around for one split second and now you can’t find your child? I know I have. It’s the worst feeling in the world. You start by staying calm but then reality hits! I can’t see my child, what if he wandered away, what if a stranger took him/her? What do you do next? Well, there are security officers that will help you look for your child. Disney’s general policy is to not enact this system until 20 minutes have passed to be sure that the child is indeed lost. Through my research a child has never not been recovered and returned safely while in Disney. However, not everyone is as precise as Disney World when it comes to protocols. Here are some tips to use and go over with your children:
- A general instruction for small children is “Stay where You can see Me.”
- A stroller is perfect for corralling a small child. Put a distinctive ribbon on your stroller so it will not also be lost!
- Put some appropriate ID (yours and theirs) in a pocket, a tag on a lanyard around the neck, or pinned on a jacket. Cell phone numbers would be useful. This will also ID you to the cast member who returns your child.
- Where there are multiple older children, institute the buddy system.
Our GPS Tracker gives you precise location to where your child is and with two way voice you can speak to your child. It’s an amazing watch that will give you peace of mind while on vacation. Where ever you decide to travel take us with you! Safety is priceless! Have a great vacation and bring back some great insights to share with us!