Why your Child should have an ID Identification Badge
A Child’s ID or Identification Badge is an important tool for helping to keep children safe and provide critical information about them if they are lost or separated from parents or caretakers. Recently it was reported that a kindergarten child was dropped off at the wrong bus stop on his first day of school, while his mother waited at another bus stop. He quickly went to a house and rang the doorbell and asked, “would you help me find my Mommy.” Incidents like this reveals the importance of why a child should have an Identification Badge. Other reasons to have an ID Badge is if a child is abducted or runs away, lost in a park or crowd, has a school and medical emergency, traveling alone for example on a plane or bus, or they just cannot speak for some reason because of a disability or they are in shock for being separated from their parents. A Child’s Identification Badge is one way to help someone locate parents if their child is found and they need to make contact with them.
What information should be on the Child ID Identification Badge
The ID Badge provides a means for identifying a child if they become lost or separated from their parents or caretakers. The Child’s Identification Badge should include vital information such as the child’s name and nickname, date of birth, gender, hair and eye color, child’s height and weight, a current photograph, and noted characteristics such as child wearing glasses, any birthmarks, medical conditions including allergies, and disabilities plus special needs they may have and how to approach the child. In addition, includes emergency contact information such as telephone numbers for the child’s parents or caregivers.
The Design of the ID Badge
The design of the ID Badge does not have to be boring with just information. It can be interestingly designed so the child will want to carry it. You can decorate it for example with pets, animals, flowers, and space ships. You need to explain to your child the importance of them wearing the Identification Badge and the designs on the Badge will help them cherish it. The badge should be attached on the child so that they are comfortable and where it will not drop off; some badges you can buy with a Lanyard. Many children go to amusement parks and some get separated from their parents or caretakers and when they are found he or she can’t say their mother’s name, because all they know is the name, Mommy. It is important the badge has updated information every year and that the parents and caretakers carry a copy of the same designed badge to show, if the child is unintentionally separated.
Only You Can Help Your Child Feel Safe
Teach your child the importance of carrying an Identification Badge. It is also important that they know which adult they should show it to and why. When they have an ID Badge, it may help them get home to you faster if or when separated.
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