Monday, March 26, 2012

TigTagz Identification Wristband Review

Regular readers of Frugal Follies know that I have a daughter with a disability. I'm often concerned what would happen if she wandered away from us in a public place.  She can speak her name, but she isn't very clear. And we have worked on her saying her phone number, but in a stressful situation, I'm not sure she'd be able to say it. Plus, there's the clearness factor again. So I've always been a little concerned about taking her into a large group situation. We monitor her constantly, and she's not one to wander away usually, but you never know what could happen in the blink of an eye.

So I was excited to give TigTagz ID Wristbands a try.

According to the manufacturer, "TigTagz ID bracelets are perfect for anywhere your child might get lost. Really cute styles for boys and girls are fun to wear and impossible for kids to remove. By putting a TigTagz ID bracelet on your child, you are ensuring that your vital contact information will be with your child should you become separated. You can even add a medical alert! TigTagz ID bracelets are tear-proof, sweat-proof, smear-proof, and water-resistant. When put on correctly, the only way to remove the bracelet is with scissors. Kids LOVE wearing TigTagz bracelets and you can have peace of mind knowing that your child has such important information right on their precious little bodies!"

Impossible to remove? Now that sounds like a challenge.

I took my daughter to a Chuck E. Cheese birthday party this weekend, which sounded like a good place to give a TigTagz wristband a run-through. I received six bracelet designs to test: butterflies, crowns with hearts, monkeys, trains, airplanes, and skulls and crossbones. I guess that last one is for pirate-loving kids.  My daughter didn't have a preference, so I added her name and my cell phone number in permanent ink to the butterflies wristband and put it on her.

She pulled on it and rip! it came right off.  (Perhaps I didn't put it on right?)

So I tried a second one, being more careful about putting it on, and told her not to pull on it. She didn't rip it this time.

Off we went to the party.  I felt good knowing that if we were separated, my contact information was on the wristband.  It definitely gave me peace of mind.

But at the end of the party, she noticed it again, pulled on it, and rip! it came off again.

So I would not recommend this to a parent with a strong older child who is not going to follow your directions not to try to rip off the wristband.  But if your child is younger and not likely to try to take it off, I think TigTagz does the trick.  It will definitely give you peace of mind.

Check out the TigTagz website for more information on their products, personalization, and ordering.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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