Tattoos for Tots

Katherine - posted on 04/19/2012 ( 38 moms have responded )

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Removable tattoos for tots are the new trend. They carry information in case the child get's lost, such as the phone number and "If I am lost please call...."





Ridiculous? Or a good idea?





Ummmm,hrmmmm, a tattoo with my phone number as a tramp stamp on my toddler???? NOT!



http://www.lilsugar.com/Toddler-Tattoos-...

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**Jackie** - posted on 04/25/2012

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Michelle, I am well aware that I can't watch my daughter every second of every day, however, I CAN and WILL watch her like a hawk at a theme park. For me, I would also have my husband with me and he is even more protective over his little girl than I.


Also, I come onto CoM to state my opinion, share my stories, get advice and tips and meet moms. I don't judge and I don't that everyone's situation is the same as mine.

Having said that, it is a very cruel world and some people are very sick and twisted. Disney World or Sesame Place are NOT worth it to me. My daughter is too young to hold my hand for a long period of time so guess what? NO crowded vacations. We just got back from Strasburg, PA (it is right outside of Lancaster) and unless an Amish person on a buggy snatched her up, we didn't feel there would be a problem...and there wasn't. The most "dangerous" part of that vacation was the drive and that was only an hour and a half. She got to see the Thomas the Train set up and there was games, food, crafts, face painting etc.

Bottom line: our children come first. Disney World will still be there when they are old enough to understand they CAN'T leave mommy's side. A temporary info tattoo will do nothing

Bethany - posted on 09/01/2012

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a tat no removable or not with all the details i dont think so, but when tom is a bit older and we take him to the royal adelaide show or similar large event even tho i will have him in his pusher im sure he will get in and out for various things so my phone number on his arm in pen yes as the south aust police advise a number only if the child knows their name. but i think a system where you can register a tag with the police with the details of child and parent and just a barcode or similar system that the police scan and access the info from the data base so that the general public cant decode it would be a great idea unfortunatly i dont think they would do it as its not cost effective :(

Elizabeth - posted on 08/31/2012

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I think that it is a good idea for SOME kids! As a Mother of 3 boys one that is high functioning autism, I have had his info wrote on a sticker and place on his shirt. He likes to wonder off and it is a piece of mind for I. Does he wear them everyday No, but when we go places and its me vs. 3 yes!

Elizabeth - posted on 04/25/2012

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Lol to some of these posts!!! All of you throwing out the "tramp stamp" obviously don't have any real tattoos or any idea what that means. I think this is good idea if used properly and removed just as properly after it's use is done. It's no different than the little bracelets they sell to put on kids. Just this way they don't fall off!!!!! And anyone going to use info like this for nefarious purposes would pick up a id card or information card and get the same information.

Michelle - posted on 04/24/2012

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Tiffany: "Just watch your bloody children"?



I apologize for getting off topic, but this mindset really upsets me. Not every situation is that easy, and not every child is that easy either.



I never had a problem with my son wandering off when he was a toddler--thank goodness!--but I've known children that WOULD wander off the second your eyes were off of them.



And it only does take a second, especially if you're in a slightly crowded area. No parent can have their eyes fastened to their child literally every moment of every day (and I would worry about the parent that would try!).



Most of the time, a child doesn't get very far before they're spotted. But accidents--even tragedies--happen to even the best parents! Please, please, please keep in mind that your situation, and your child, is not the same as everyone else's.

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Lauren - posted on 09/19/2012

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wait so barcoding your child is a good idea, but a temporary tattoo with your phone number isn't?

Wow...people put their name, address and phone number on their dog along with having them microchipped, but god forbid you use a temporary tattoo with your cell number on it.

Heather - posted on 06/23/2012

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Everyone is saying "I would not put my child in that situation to get lost" No mom ever does but guess what.. it happens. All of it is accidental. And it happens EVERYDAY. ANYONE who does say that is being severely judgmental.

Heather - posted on 06/23/2012

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I have a child with Apraxia of Speech. It is a Neurological disorder where there is a short circuit from the brain to the mouth where these babies muscles cant not figure out how to learn to talk. My 4 yr old can not tell you his name. He learned finally how to say moma at 3 yrs old. This is AWESOME... it is something I am terrified of. Sure if someone funds him but how would they know anything.??

Lauren - posted on 06/12/2012

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I could see using this "if" your going somewhere crowded AND you have more than one kid with you ie themepark, school field trips, etc. Somewhere where you have to watch more than one child at a time. Just saying but a card in a pocket can very easily get lost in any one of those places and then your information is lost somwhere... Also if your already putting yoru phone number anywhere on your child if you are on facebook and haven't taken your number off there then everyone has your info anyways.

Tena - posted on 04/27/2012

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Properly used, it's not a bad idea. Especially for children that are in daycare / school. It's hard to keep up with them I found out when I went with my daughters school for the toddler field trip to see Santa last year. You only have so many hands and it gets hard to keep up with a group of toddlers. I had 4 to keep up with not counting my daughter. A card in the backpack would not have helped if one got away since their backpacks were in school. We took one "master bag" for each classroom with diapers, wipes, firstaid kit. Knowing their phone number would not be expected for 2 and 3 year olds either. It is a lot better then like schools used to do before with everyone wearing the school t-shirts with the names on them for everyone to see the child's name.

Michelle - posted on 04/24/2012

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Knowing that toddlers CAN get separated from even the best parent, I think these are actually a good idea. Especially if you're going to be some place where you're more likely to get separated from your child--Sesame Place and Disney World come to mind. If nothing else, it would give me peace of mind.

**Jackie** - posted on 04/24/2012

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I wouldn't do either. I wouldn't put my child in a situation where she could get lost. My folks went to Disney last Christmas and offered to pay for everything but our plane ticket. NOPE. Not going to Disney with a 1 year old. She was walking at 9 months so by 1 year she was running, there was no way in hell I'd be losing her at a theme park at Christmas.

Medic - posted on 04/23/2012

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So some of you would put your info on a item than can be easily lost but not on your child where they cannot lose it? I guess to me that does not make sense. The information is just as useable that way for people that want to use it for harm and it is probably easier to get.

Katherine - posted on 04/23/2012

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Oh I let them do the temporary tattoos too. But I don't and never would use a tattoo for my child's name.

Connie - posted on 04/23/2012

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I do let my kids wear temp. tatts. but idk if i would put my info on them. I do write my name and number and their fathers information on a note card fold it up and put it in their pocket or backpack.

Lisa - posted on 04/22/2012

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I think they are like hair spray that changes the color, just great fun :)

**Jackie** - posted on 04/22/2012

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Also, having your child's name on anything shouldn't happen. I don't want someone to know my child's name and call her and then my child to think that because they know her name it is safe to go with them. I will, of course, have extensive talks with her about strangers but at a very young age she may not grasp the fact that she doesn't go with anyone but mommy and daddy.

**Jackie** - posted on 04/22/2012

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There are plenty of different ways to go about this....a washable tattoo on a child is silly.

Medic - posted on 04/21/2012

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Cards can get lost too...they are medical id bracelets. My son has one but it does not even have his name on it, only his nickname.

Chloe - posted on 04/21/2012

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I'd imagine a different way to place the number would be best, like a bracelet. Or a card in their pocket. Something that only is visible if the child needs it to be. I mean, if your kid is kidnapped they have a lot more issues then whether or nt their assailant knows your cell number.
Don't they make these for special bracelets? And for elderly people I know I've seen it on them, with all their medical info on it too!

Tiffany - posted on 04/21/2012

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rediculous!
You could stick a card in thier backpack or pockets with the same info without paying $13 and tramp stamping your kids!
What the hell is the world doing?! Just watch your bloody children!

Medic - posted on 04/21/2012

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So if my child were to get seperated I can be contacted. Why else.....it's not like they would walk around with it all the time.

Medic - posted on 04/21/2012

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No Jackie.....my phone is not in my name.....or even the city I am in....hence they cannot trace it to me. I know how to not exist on paper and I have done pretty good so far.

**Jackie** - posted on 04/21/2012

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Medic Mommy, if you are implying that you are unlisted...you aren't. My folks thought they were unlisted...turns out...no one's info is private.

Medic - posted on 04/20/2012

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Haha I guess I know my phone cannot be traced to me for a reason so I do not even think of that.

Monica - posted on 04/20/2012

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yeah and there is a lot of horrible people out there and its not worth the risk, do u agree

Katherine - posted on 04/20/2012

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Well to tattoo your info on your kid id dangerous. All one has to do is type in the phone number on google and it will show you where they live.

Monica - posted on 04/20/2012

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um idk. it seems good if there is a problem or crisis but unneeded if the kid is safe. thoughts??

**Jackie** - posted on 04/20/2012

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No, my daughter is 16 months. Sometimes I have a problem remembering my phone number.

I do, however, know some severely mentally sick people and I wouldn't want my information on my daughter's arm or leg or forehead or where ever for them to jot down. Creepy.

We are going to the poconos mountains during this coming Christmas and you can bet your ass she won't be let out of mine or my husband's sight...not even for a second. I don't need a tattoo on display for a just in case.

Medic - posted on 04/20/2012

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I do not think it is at all presuming you are going to lose this child....but what if you did....does your toddler know your phone number?

**Jackie** - posted on 04/20/2012

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As a tattooed mom I immediately clicked on this article....but really? I mean I can understand a hello kitty tattoo in the summer, that would be cute but one with information?

I just feel like tattooing your information on your child is like saying "Ok, I know I'm going to lose this kid so better be prepared" Eh, cool story but no thanks

Medic - posted on 04/20/2012

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I do like them. I think they are a fantastic way to help kids that get seperated from their parents say at a theme park or somewhere else crowded and big. Not all kids can remember their parents cell numbers and this would help. I would totally do this but I would put it somewhere the kid could show someone but not be openly visible. ie: under their sock, their arm under a sleeve, places like that. Sea World here does something similar, when you walk in with small children they are given a wristband and your name and cell number are written on the underside of it. The kids are then shown a picture of all the colored shirts the workers wear and told that if they get lost or need help to run to someone in one of those shirts.



ETA: I mean lets all be honest here, things happen families get seperated, kids wonder off, it is more often than not an honest accident not lack of supervision. This gives the kids the power to help those who are trying to help them.

Kaitlin - posted on 04/19/2012

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removable tattoos for funsies? TOTALLY.
With that info on it so they can further steal my child/identiy? Er, no

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