Michael in Sydney has this tip when you take your kid to a crowded event (or travel):
When you go somewhere that will be very crowded and there’s a chance one of your kids will get lost (think somewhere with lots of children or big crowds), write your mobile (cell) phone number on the child’s arm with a felt-tip pen and explain to them that if they get lost and can’t see mum or dad, they should ask someone to ring that number.
We did this the first time yesterday and also put a card with the mobile number in my son’s pocket, again reinforcing that if he became lost he should give it to someone to call, but I like the writing on the arm in case he is too upset to remember the card.
(Oh – one more tip – I did this the other day while at a big car show, but while we were there, my mobile phone battery died!)
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