Ths DIS is a great place to ask Orlando Stroller rental questions and share tips.
Orlando Stroller Rentals is your #1 place to rent a high-end stroller to use during your family vaction to the Orlando area.  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney for Families
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-14-2007, 06:05 AM   #1
hmhs
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 152

Putting ID on Small Children while at WDW???

I'm wondering if I should put some type of Identification on my 3 yr old while we are at WDW next month...just in case, God forbid, he gets seperated from us. Maybe something like a card in his pocket with our hotel and cell #'s on it? Has anyone else done this- what works well? Any advice would be appreciated!!
hmhs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 06:17 AM   #2
ogreenlee
i surely didn't want to have to use the gorillapod
I'd tell my husband to bite it, but that's just me
 
ogreenlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: woodstock, ga
Posts: 1,903

I put a card with my name, my husband's name and our cell #s in my dd's pocket. I told her that if we got lost that she needed to find someone and give them that card.

Me being paranoid, like I am, I actually put one in each pocket.

Some folks pin it to their kids, but that doesn't seem very comfortable.
ogreenlee is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-14-2007, 06:53 AM   #3
SharkyGoddess
Happier than a Shark at a Sushi Bar
 
SharkyGoddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,699

At a local theme park here they use those bracelets, the papery kind like what you probably get for special events at Disney, and those have the parents names and cell numbers. We saw tons of kids with them on and thought it was a good idea.
__________________
SB Me DS20 DD18 DS9
First trip 1987 ~Disney & Bush Gardens with best friend and Dad Second trip 1991 ~ US with friendsThird trip July 2002 ~ Disney & US/IOA with my kiddos Fourth trip July 2004 ~US/IOA A very pregnant me and my two kiddos Fifth trip October 2007 ~Disney for MNSSHP ASM with my kiddos and Sweet Babboo Sixth trip October 2010 ~US/IOA for HHN & WWoHP with Babboo & KiddosSeventh Trip October 2013~ US/IOA with the fam & HHN with my Sweet Babboo, Mac, Marquibiri, Pax & Dora
"Just behind the reef are the big white teeth of the sharks that can swim on the land."
SharkyGoddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 06:54 AM   #4
Minniemouse07
DIS Veteran
 
Minniemouse07's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Suburban Philadelphia
Posts: 2,863

I've looked into this (have a ds-2yo and dd-6yo) and have found a few different suggestions:

http://www.whosshoesid.com/ - a tag that attaches to the child's shoelace

I ended up getting these bracelets (the laser version)...

http://www.shanrene.com/custom-wristbands.php

I got two for each child and put "If lost call my mommy at ###-###-#### (cell)" and "If lost call my daddy at ###-###-#### (cell)"

They came VERY quickly and I'm putting them away for the trip.

I opted for the bracelets over the shoe tag so that way the kids can wear their sandals or crocs in the parks and still have contact info on them.
__________________
Christine

...WDW/DCL sea/land! August 2011





Minniemouse07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 07:14 AM   #5
Manda
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,398

I used the shoe ID tag in the link posted above for our last two trips. The only problem was that there was nowhere to put it when he wanted to wear his Crocs. Fortunately, he had pants with belt loop on and I just looped the tag on those.

For this year's trip (and the future), I'm ordering him a Road ID bracelet. They are intended for runners, which is why I have one. Once I got mine, I realized that it would make a great band for my son. He's really excited about getting his own.

I don't know if I can post links, but the address is http://www.roadid.com/ - they are really well made and comfortable.
__________________
~ Dixie Landings 10/00 - First trip as a couple ~
~ Animal Kingdom Lodge 12/05 - First trip as parents ~
~ Wilderness Lodge 10/06 - Free dining! ~
~ Polynesian 9/07 - Free dining again! ~
~ Wilderness Lodge 1/08 - Just because we bought APs... ~
~ All Star Sports 2/08 - An unplanned stay thanks to a snowstorm that kept us in Orlando ~
~ Beach Club 8/08 - DS's surprise 5th birthday trip! ~
~ All Star Music 6/09 - Because I can't pass up a discount... ~
~ Bay Lake Tower 10/09 - Bounceback & MY birthday trip! ~
~ Port Orleans French Quarter 06/10 - Star Wars Weekends ~
~ Beach Club 08/10 - DS's 7th birthday trip ~
~ Pop Century 6/11 - Just 'cause I wanna. ~
~ Port Orleans French Quarter 02/13 - It's been a while... ~
Manda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 07:17 AM   #6
mommy2paris
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 631

Do you think these arm bands are small enough for a 2 1/2 yr old? Thanks!
mommy2paris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 07:19 AM   #7
Minniemouse07
DIS Veteran
 
Minniemouse07's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Suburban Philadelphia
Posts: 2,863

That roadid looks cool...but our FOUR bracelets including shipping cost less than $12.

I think that the plastic bracelets will work fine for a 2.5yr, especially since I got one for my ds who will turn 2yo while we are at WDW in December!
__________________
Christine

...WDW/DCL sea/land! August 2011





Minniemouse07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 07:40 AM   #8
dijid
American Expat in France for a while
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: France
Posts: 609

I have the bracelets from Shanrene and really like them. They are youth sized, which is slightly larger than would fit a 2.5yo's wrist, but will fit well as an anklet.
__________________
Once a WDW Annual Pass holder, now a DLRP Passport Annuel owner. Been to Disneyland and on a Disney cruise for variety.
dijid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 08:15 AM   #9
LadyShea
DIS Veteran
 
LadyShea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 648

Because my 19mo would tear off a bracelet, lose a card in his pocket, and is odd about shoes I planned to laminate a card with our names and our toll free number (It will ring both our cell phones if dialed) onto his belt loop with a key ring.
LadyShea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 08:17 AM   #10
mom*to*2*princesses
Mouseketeer
 
mom*to*2*princesses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: OH
Posts: 213

We used bracelets from idonme.com. They're pricier than other options, but they did exactly what they were supposed to do. They are well made and I highly recommend them as a good option. We've used them since our WDW trip as well, during other travels. Money well spent, IMHO.
mom*to*2*princesses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 08:24 AM   #11
hmhs
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 152

All GREAT ideas, thanks!! I'm going to look into the bracelet option- but I'm not sure he will keep it on and if he does he won't like it. He will wear Crocs the whole time so the shoe thing won't work unfortunately.

If I do something like the card in the pocket or a ring around his belt loop (he usually wears his shirt out) do you think people would think to look for ID in those places?

Maybe I should just tatoo it on his forehead....j/k!!

Any more ideas??? So glad I asked, you people are so helpful!
hmhs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 08:57 AM   #12
I'mNoPrince
AlterEgo tmt martins
a bit of Color
 
I'mNoPrince's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SSR & B-More,MD Home of the HON
Posts: 7,598

We have done the Braclets but put them on her Ankle instead of her wrist when she was younger. Then we went to the DogTag style ID tags and would Pin them on her shorts or put them through her laces if the shoes had them.

Always Just Our Name and Cell #'s only.

Also told her if anything happens go to the person using the cash registers as only employees can use them.

HMHS they do sell Tatoos just like that with all your info on them and just put it on their Back os your not far off.
__________________
Peace T . ... ..Terry .. .Minnie . .Tara ......Tink Room here....WDW Sat Map

1974 OS.. 2000 June A-SS.. 2000 Oct OS.. 2001 June ASMo.. 2001 Sept. DL OS.. 2002 July CBR.. 2002 Oct OS.. 2003 Apr/Oct OS.. 2003 June CSR .. 2004 Apr/Oct OS.. 2004 June CBR.. 2005 Apr OS.. 2005 June DL PP.. 2005 Oct MNSSHP PC... 06 Feb 1day DL..2006 June SSR 1st trip home.. 2006 Oct MNSSHP POFQ.. 2006 DEC SSR MVMCP.. 2007 June BCV 1st..2007 Aug VBR 1st..2008 July BWV / AKV ...2009 June VWL/BCV...
.
[
I'mNoPrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 08:58 AM   #13
mcgypsy
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 463

One other suggestion is the "dog tags" from the machine at Wal Mart. I had them imprinted for my kids for just a few dollars each and put them on a necklace. I had imprinted my name and cell phone number, my daughter's name, and the resort name. I used a short chain so that it didn't come off on the rides, and the kids never complained. After a while, they forgot they had them on. They, of course, were told that if they got lost, they were to look for someone with a CM nametag on and ask them to call the number on the tag.
The other thing I did for my piece of mind was to take a digital photo of each child every morning before we left the resort so that if one of them got lost I would have an accurate description of what they were wearing, what their hair looked like, etc. I'm always afraid that if one of them were missing, I wouldn't be able to recall anything helpful!
mcgypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 09:04 AM   #14
tlbwriter
Does this look infected?
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waaay too far from WDW!
Posts: 7,561

We did the engraved dog tags too. We put DD's first name (for those of you who don't like publicizing your child's name, it's not readable at all unless you're inches away) and our cell phone numbers. They come in different colors and shapes so you can let your child pick out one they'll like (we had a red heart for DD). BTW, those things make nice luggage tags too!
__________________
Tracy

WDW: Grand Floridian Dec 2004
WDW: Port Orleans Riverside Dec 2005
DL: Offsite July 2007
WDW: Beach Club Dec 2008
tlbwriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 09:06 AM   #15
Oceana
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 648

Last year when we traveled with our boys ages 1 and 3 we gave the 3 year old a dog tag necklace with our information on it handed it to him and he happily wore it. We bought some where you get 2 of each kind. The second tag we attached to his shoe at the bottom laces... natrually he refused to wear his lace up shoes but he was covered with his dog tag

for my 1 year old we diaper pinned his tag to the back of his shirt neck on the outside... sure it showed in pictures but we knew if he wondered off someone would see our phone number

julie
__________________

and my 3 Disney treasures Miguel Finn and Poppy


Oceana is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.