I am thinking of purchasing an electronic child locater for my 18mo old son. Has anyone else tried a product that they love?

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Jana - posted on 03/17/2009

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I totally agree about the physical leash, please don't think I would ever reccomend a leash.  I just thought if you had something that beeps when he wonders to far, he can visually see what distance is to far.  I have seen the one you are looking at on tv, I like that it gives you a direction to head towards, but I don't know anything more then that. I hope you find something that will work or someone can give you tips on what worked for them :)  We are going on a cruise in a month so that might be my test to see if I need to look into something for my daughter.  She does very well at staying close to me, but we'll see how she does in a large crowd :)



Another idea to toss out there...I have seen website that you can order temporary "tattoos" that have your cell phone numbers on them.  By no means am I a fan of "temporary tattoos" but if I were going to a busy place like Disney, I would consider using them, just so I can be reached quickly.

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Debra - posted on 03/17/2009

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Quoting Jana:



The only information I know is from the few commercials I have seen on tv.  But whenever I see them my first thought is "But how does tha locator stay with the child?"  They sound like a great idea, but what keeps the locator there?






I guess my question is why are you looking into the locator?  I have seen a similar kind of idea that the "system" starts to beep when your child is more then 15 feet from you.  I think that this type of product would be more pro-active because you would know when he first starts to wonder off verses when you can no longer see him.  I just googled "electronic child leash" and lots of these systems come up.  I don't know which one is better but just another idea to look at.






P.S. Your son is a cutie!





Thanks! I am looking in to a bracelet style ( http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/vbsik.... ) locater/distance monitor. My son is extremely independant.  We are working on walking together and holding hands. It isn't going so well. We have a few outings planed for spring to very crowded places. I don't like the idea of a physical leash - I feel he needs to learn to control himself and stay with Mommy and Daddy. But while we work on that, I would feel better knowing that I would have a little extra help in tracking him if he takes off.

Jana - posted on 03/16/2009

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The only information I know is from the few commercials I have seen on tv.  But whenever I see them my first thought is "But how does tha locator stay with the child?"  They sound like a great idea, but what keeps the locator there?



I guess my question is why are you looking into the locator?  I have seen a similar kind of idea that the "system" starts to beep when your child is more then 15 feet from you.  I think that this type of product would be more pro-active because you would know when he first starts to wonder off verses when you can no longer see him.  I just googled "electronic child leash" and lots of these systems come up.  I don't know which one is better but just another idea to look at.



P.S. Your son is a cutie!

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