Keep kids safe over Christmas

December 11th, 2012

If you’re going to be away from home over Christmas – and of course many families will be, even if it’s just for the day – it may be a good idea to take ID wristbands.

These reusable bands from Infoband are easy to use. Write with a regular ball point-pen and the text gets water resistant. The smart buckle is practically impossible for small children to open as it needs a two-hand grip.

Perfect for contact or medical information, giving the parents peace of mind.

Identity wristbands for half term peace of mind

October 16th, 2012

Half term is coming up, so we thought it would be a good time to write about these Kids Identity Wristbands again.

These single use identity wristbands are the perfect solution and safeguard should a child wander off and become detached from the family group or school group.

Simply write your mobile number, medical condition or allergy on the inside of the wristband using a ballpoint pen or a permanent marker pen, before putting on the childs wrist.

When you have returned from your day out simply cut the wristband from the childs arm and discard.

Identity wristbands (in case you leave a child in the pub)

June 12th, 2012

You probably saw in the news yesterday that the Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, accidentally left their 8-year-old daughter Nancy behind in a country pub. Apparently both parents thought Nancy was with the other and it was only when they got home they realised it wasn’t the case.

It’s so easily done, particularly during family holidays when you’re in an unfamiliar place and children are likely to wander off to look at new things. Of course, the Camerons are well-known enough that the publicans knew Nancy, but if you don’t happen to be running the country, a Children’s Identity Wristband is a more practical way to ensure (relative) peace of mind.

Simply write your child’s information – contact and/or medical – in the designated space with a regular ball point-pen and the text becomes water resistant. The smart buckle makes infoband reusable, and also practically impossible for small children to open as it needs a two-hand grip to be opened.

Perhaps the Camerons should invest in a few just in case…

Going Anywhere For The Easter Holidays? Don’t Forget Your ID Wristbands.

April 3rd, 2012

id wristbandsDo you have any exciting days out planned with the children over the Easter holidays? Are you travelling with the family? Then make sure to order some id wristbands.

The id wristbands are a clever little product to avoid the panic of loosing your children in a crowd. We all know the dreadful feeling when you turn around and they are no longer where they were a second ago.

All you need to do is write your mobile phone number on the band and show your children how to ask another adult to call you. I usually teach the kids to look out for another mum, a policeman, an organiser. It’s a simple way to make them aware of the people around them and focus their attention on something concrete instead of panicking.

I have also taught the kids that if they realise they are lost, they should stop moving and keep their feet together. They don’t need to look for me, I’ll look for them. I’m the parent and that’s my job. Their job is to stay where they are to make it easier for me. Somehow it seems to strike a cord with them, especially when they are young.

You can also write your child’s name and any allergy or health issue the person who helps them should be aware of.

The advantage of the reusable id wristbands is that you can use them over and over in so many settings: in large parks – in particular when there are several play areas –, at the airport, at the supermarket, at the beach… I usually get a few disposable identity wristbands for friends and relatives.

You can now stock up on id wristbands – disposable or reusable. Postage is free and there is a discount for bulk orders. So why not get together with other parents and order your identity wristbands or recommend them to other parents at playgroup and nursery?

We would love to hear how other parents do it? Do you prepare your children to the eventuality of being lost in a crowd? Any words of wisdom?

‘Help me, I’m lost’ identity wristbands

March 29th, 2012

These single use identity wristbands are perfect for family day trips, acting as a safeguard should a child wander off.

Simply write your mobile number, (you could also state if the child has a medical condition/allergy) on the inside of the wristband using a permanent marker pen (recommended), or a ballpoint pen, before putting on the childs wrist.

When you have returned from your day out simply rip or cut off the wristband from the childs arm and discard.

Have a heart for Valentine’s Day

February 9th, 2012

Valentine’s Day is coming, so we thought we’d share a few of our favourite heart-shaped gifts.

This Inch Blue gift set comes with a pair of soft leather shoes and matching 100% cotton footless babygro in a luxury gift box.

Infobands are essential kit for parents and this one has hearts on.

This Lanka Kade heart skipping rope is fair trade and made out of rubber wood.

Unique baby names

June 28th, 2011

Infoband Single Use Wristband

I never get bored of hearing about, shall we say, unusual baby names. A study by Genesreunited.co.uk has found around 1000 unique baby names.

The worst is, arguably, Mistaker, but Egremont, Rollon, Koko and Narcisso for boys and Arcissadella, Marymolly and Nanis for girls aren’t much better.

It put me in mind of the Infoband Wristband since if you did lose a child named Mistaker in a crowd, you’d probably not be quite so keen on shouting his name. (And don’t forget there are only a couple of weeks to go until we find out the new Beckham baby name!)

Don’t get lost in a crowd

April 28th, 2011

Infoband Identity Wristbands are such a great idea. Now that my youngest is desperate to get out of his pram and test his legs, I’ll definitely be buying some.

Pictured is the single use version, but you can also get various reusable ones. You can use them for contact information or even medical details – really handy when you’re out and about during the holidays.

Top 3 Holiday Essentials

August 5th, 2010

We’re off on our holidays soon and I for one can’t wait. We’re not going abroad and have a long car journey to contend with, but then a week of beaches, fish and chips and wine (one of those things is not for the children). I’ve packed the following:

I absolutely adore this hooded towelling beach top by Mitty James. If they were available in my size, I’d be buying one for myself. Perfect as a beach cover up and, bearing in mind the erratic British weather, just as something to keep to hand. Available in sizes from 18 months to 12 years, in a variety of colours, and with co-ordinating swimwear. Brilliant.

Infobands are among the site’s best-sellers and it’s no surprise. They’re just so useful and, crucially, also easy to use. Write with a regular ball point-pen and the text is water resistant. The smart buckle makes the band reusable, and also practically impossible for small children to open as it needs a two-hand grip to be opened.

Long car journeys with small children are rarely fun, but you can make them slightly easier by keeping the kids entertained. This Doowell Magnetic Alphabet Animals set features 26 colourful magnetic animal pieces each with letter of the alphabet corresponding to the animal’s name.

Keep track of your kids

June 29th, 2010

Infoband Childrens Reuseable Identity Wristband

My oldest son went on a school trip for the first time last week. I was a nervous wreck. I asked if they needed ‘helpers’ (I didn’t want to help, I was just being overprotective), but they were fully staffed. And so I had to just let him go. In a coach. By himself (with just, er, 30 other people…).

Everything was fine, of course, but I would have felt a lot happier if I’d had the foresight to buy one of these Infoband Identity Wristbands. Much more sensible than my other cunning plan: getting him microchipped like a pet…