02. 27. 2007
SOS Address Recorder: replacing the trusty label
One of the most appealing things about our toddler is her wide-eyed innocence, but I sometimes worry it'll get her into trouble. Ah, parenthood - always a double-edged sword, isn't it?
In my parents' day, the suggested accessory for a day out in a crowded place with your toddler was a paper luggage label, firmly fixed around a button, stating the child's name and address. Now modern technology has brought us gadgets like the Philips SOS Address recorder, allowing you to record a short digital message. Who's to say which is better? Whichever you choose, the important thing is that it brings your child back to you.
I know for a fact that the minute this device was attached to my daughter's clothing or bag, she'd start to fiddle with it: seems Philips know that too, as they have made it entirely compliant to toy and safety standards, and also made it 'virtually impossible' for the child to erase your message. Obviously, that's vital.
Far less important is that the design is kind of nice. But it is.
£12.99 from the Babyworld shop.