A Photo Is Worth A Thousand Words
- What: Safety Snapshot
- When: 12 months and up
- Why: Keep kids safe, remember what they’re wearing
- Where: In crowded places
Ever traveled with your kids and worried about them wandering off – or worse? Have trouble keeping track of all your kids in crowded spaces like sporting events, busy airports, and congested train stations? Here’s a handy hint for anytime you take your kids into busy places where they could easily be separated. Take a quick photo beforehand.
Then, in the worst case scenario, you not only have a recent picture to share with anyone helping you look for your kids, you also have a snapshot of what they’re wearing on that exact day. The difference between saying “My kid is wearing a red shirt with jeans and rainbow sneakers” and showing someone a photo of the exact outfit speeds up the search considerably, meaning you get reunited with your kids sooner.
I’ve never had to use my photos, but even with my kids at ages 11, 9, and 7, I still take a quick shot at the beginning of our big excursions, especially when we travel. Even though I don’t dress them in similar or identical clothing any longer, I make sure I have a shot of what they’re wearing. You never know when it will come in handy. And best of all, you have at least one photo for the memory books.