A few extra easy safety steps will go a long way to calm mom and keep kids safe when you’re out and about this summer.
Summer comes with outdoor fun, pools, day camp, trips and lots of safety concerns for moms. So, how do we educate the kids and calm us nervous moms?
- Use Books to Help You
- “You Don’t Need to Be So Nice”
Teach your child that strangers who are adults do not need their help. For example, they do not need your help finding an address or anything like that. You do not have to be polite and help them. They can manage on their own!
- Be Safe on a Trip
Have your child wear something that has their name and your phone number. These bracelets are a great idea.
- Have an Allergic Child?
There’s a few ways to make sure they stay safe in camp and beyond. iKippah makes a kippah with notes the child’s allergies so no one forgets. Allergy Awareness Bracelets also help make sure a counselor remembers what your child cannot have.
- Have a Camp?
One local day camp gives out rubber bracelets (like these, but ordered in bulk) with the camp’s name and phone number to all the kids each time they go on a trip.
- Download the Carseat App
The Car Seat – Never Leave a Child Behind app senses when you’ve stopped driving and sends you a notification asking “Is everyone out of your car?” One BCP fan leaves one shoe in the backseat by her baby’s carseat and drives with one shoe. This way she can’t ever forget to open the back door and get her baby (and her shoe).
Also – never give a baby your car keys to play with, even if they cry. You’d be surprised, but even little babies are capable of pressing buttons and locking themselves in (and that doesn’t mean they can press “unlock.”)