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Toddler ID necklace, bracelet, etc?

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Toddler ID necklace, bracelet, etc?

Hi,

Someone had offered to buy our baby a gift, which is quite popular in Korea. It's a basically a necklace with the kid's name and parents' contact info engraved on it. I've never seen such things here, so I suspect people won't even look for it. I also question its safety since it's worn around the kid's neck.

Any thoughts, or alternatives, or what do parents do here? Thanks!

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Jan 2, 2015
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I am not sure I understand the purpose. Is it supposed to be jewelry or an ID bracelet in case they are lost?

You can get a medical alert bracelet or id bracelet engraved. I am not sure how necessary it is unless there is a medical need.
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I've never heard of this. Seems like a good idea in case a kid gets lost. My only concern is how long the necklace will stay on. My 4 year old takes everything off.

I want to be super safe, so I'll just tattoo my contact info on the kid. /S
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Thanks for the replies so far. It's basically not for medical reasons, but for identifying the kid if she gets lots. First of all though, I haven't heard of anyone using them here, so I can't imagine anyone checking there for an ID tag. Next is the safety thing... swallowing/choking and strangling.

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I don't really see the benefit of this. If your kid goes missing, you're obviously going to reach out to the police and anyone else needed in order to quickly find your kid. At the same time, other people will take control of your child and do what's needed to find the parents, which will likely involve contacting the police, mall security, etc. You're going to quickly be reunited. Yeah, maybe you'd save a small amount of time if your cell phone number was on your child's necklace, but many people would never think to look at something like that.

Kids generally don't get lost and when they do, they are quickly reunited with their parents.
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People don't use those here. And it could be a safety issue. It could get caught on things. Not worth it.
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Mar 24, 2015
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I wouldn't put anything around the neck to be honest. My son has a peanut allergy bracelet. I guess you could have one like this with a contact info if you are worried about him getting lost. I usually put one of my business cards with all phone numbers written on it, in my son's backpack and sometimes in his pocket, if we are going in a crowded place and doesn't have a backpack. We make sure he knows it's there.
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As other have said, if you are worried about them getting lost, in most cases the bracelet or neck is not where people would look.

When you think about it, the probably of getting lost is pretty slim. It's usually in larger crowds. When the kids were young, I would put a card that said if lost please call... in busy places, I would write with a sharpie on their arm my number. Kind of like a tatto but less permanent.
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You can get disposable ID braclets online - similar to what is used in the hospital / concerns. You can put it on your child's leg when you go out into a crowded area. They work well and are safe.

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