I know I insulted some of you when I joked about ‘raising kids, not dogs’ on my 10 Baby Items I CAN Live Without post. I didn’t mean to be disrespectful, it just sort of flew out of me when I saw the picture of the tiny play pen and two toddlers attempting to play in it. I felt so sorry for them. I can totally see how play pens can be useful and actually needed. I’m just not a fan.
That being said, I have a new child product to tell you about that also immediately made me think of dogs. And no, it’s not a leash although….. I kid. I kid.
It’s a tag.
Well, the company is calling it a 411 Wristband. It acts just like a dog tag, but for your child, providing contact information if he/she gets lost.
I actually think the idea is intriguing. Children, especially toddlers, don’t or can’t always remember their address and telephone number. What does happen if you get separated? Wouldn’t it be easier if the child had some form of identification on them to help the authorities locate you?
On the other hand, do we really want to “tag” our children like our pets?
“If lost please return to..”
That just doesn’t sit well in my gut when referring to children.
What do you think? Would you equip your child with a 411 wristband just in case? Or does the thought of “tagging” your child seem utterly ridiculous?