The connection between a parent and a child is indescribable. From their very first heartbeat, breath, and cry, our children become the biggest treasures we want to love and protect. As a caring parent, you want to make your child feel safe and happy in every sphere of life. When our toddlers grow up, they become more and more independent from us. They develop their own vision of the world, make friends, and discover everything that surrounds them.
This stage of children’s life is beautiful, but at the same time, very worrying for a parent. It’s impossible to exclude every dangerous situation and protect a kid in every moment of life. We can’t create a bubble around them, right?
But did you know that the clothes they wear can make their daily adventures safer? In this article, you’ll find a couple of clothing tips that will increase the safety of your child.
Children adore spending time outside. The warmest childhood memories of every person are probably related to riding a bicycle, climbing trees, and chasing neighbours’ cats. But, unfortunately, what was supposed to be a warm memory can become a traumatic experience for both a parent and their offspring if an inattentive driver doesn’t notice a kid on the street.
The most dangerous part of a day for playing outside is the evening and night when the visibility is already too weak. An unpleasant situation can happen at any moment: at a parking lot while going to a supermarket, on a sidewalk while coming back from a kindergarten, next to the house while playing football. But let’s not talk about bad situations that might happen, let’s think of what can prevent them.
The very good idea is to have reflective elements on the clothes your child wears. These can be the parts of a T-shirt, trousers, or shoes. Some parents buy the jackets completely made of reflecting material. But that’s not the best option for hot seasons. Usually, reflective material makes the skin sweat more. Therefore, for the summer, many parents choose to have only small parts of the clothes covered with it. It’s enough to make a child more visible to a driver, even if it’s very dark outside.
Many colours also reflect light very well. Your kid is more likely to be seen while wearing white or neon clothes, than very dark ones. Yes, light clothes need to be washed more often. But is this really a problem when it comes to the safety of your child?
Another good idea for the safety of your child is printing the cellphones of parents on it. The nightmare of every child is to get lost in a crowded place. Very often, a kid gets too disorientated and stressed and is unable to explain to strangers what has happened to them.
There are many people who are eager to help, but it’s very difficult to do if a child doesn’t know the phone numbers of parents. You can prevent it by printing the phone number on the clothes of the kid. The child can also wear a bracelet with the number to call if they get lost. You can buy such accessories or order them online in many shops.
Many people also give their kids pendants with their contact information when going to a crowded place. This is not the best idea for everyday activities, but if you’re going to a concert, Christmas market, or a shopping mole during sales, this might be very handy.
You can also write down your contact information on a piece of paper and put it into the pocket of the jacket of your child. But definitely, the kid needs to know about it and be able to show it to other people if needed.
No one is protected from such an unpleasant situation, but you can facilitate its solution. The offspring will also feel safer knowing that other people will be able to contact you if they get lost.
The Last Thing
For sure, we incredibly love our kids. We want them to be safe in every situation. It’s impossible to omit every hasard in your kid’s life. It’s also part of their acquisition of life experience. But in order to have more peace of mind, we can still take certain measures.
The clothes they wear can be not only warm and beautiful but also make their childhood safer. Use the simple tips to avoid the moments that can make their earliest memories unpleasant. Choose the clothes that will reflect light in the dark, pick bright colours instead of dark ones, and always leave your contact information other people can use if the kid gets lost.