Information on Bracelets to Keep Kids Safe

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Information on Bracelets to Keep Kids Safe
Keep your child safer with inconspicuous bracelets. (Roger Weber/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

If you are a parent, chances are you have worried about the unthinkable: your child is lost, stranded or kidnapped. Fortunately, you can find several types of bracelets for kids on the market that can put your mind at ease. Products ranging from simple Velcro bands to high-tech GPS trackers may help keep your child safe in the worst case scenarios.

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Identification Bracelets

A safety identification bracelet is an option. If someone finds your child, they can use your contact information on the bracelet to help you reunite with your child. Vital ID makes Velcro bracelets in several colours. They carry identification cards easy to update and replace.

Medical Bracelets

If your child has a potentially life-threatening medical condition such as asthma, diabetes or a severe allergy, she can wear a medical bracelet. All medical bracelets have a red staff and snake symbol on them to alert those trying to assist the affected person. If your child is incapacitated in some way while away from friends and family, she can receive the treatment she needs from paramedics or other helping hands. This information can also important for babies or small children who are unable to explain what could be wrong with them when they are away from their primary caregivers.

Information on Bracelets to Keep Kids Safe
A medical bracelet with the universal staff and snake symbol. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Safety Awareness Bracelets

Children who are able to read can benefit from bracelets to remind them about how to stay safe in a dangerous situation. My Precious Kid makes a safety awareness bracelet with the words "Run" "Yell" and "Tell" engraved in it. These reminder words can come in handy in a number of situations, such as when a child is approached by a stranger or when a friend gets hurt.

GPS Child Tracking Devices

If you are willing to spend between about £130 and £195, you can almost always locate a lost child with a GPS device. Brick House Security makes a wristwatch with a steel-enforced locking mechanism that prevents the child from removing it. If an unauthorised person does remove it, it will alert you on your cell phone and through your e-mail. Other manufacturers make similar devices that you can place in backpacks or on clothing.

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