Last week ABC and 123 hosted a discussion about traveling with kids. I posted a list of some of our favorite travel items. I forgot to talk about a simple safety wrist or ankle bracelet that lists your cell phone or hotel phone number. When we went to Disney World last year I made a Velcro and elastic ankle band with our info on it and our daughter's allergies on it. (A wide piece of white elastic measured to fit around my daughter's ankle snugly but not enough to irritate her. I sewed on some duty Velcro and with a permanent marker wrote her info on the inside so it didn't show.) For us having a kindly stranger buy an ice cream cone for our little one while they wait for the authorities could kill our daughter. Lu is dangerously allergic to milk and could (and has) go into anaphlyactic shock.
Since then we bought these cute disposable bracelets for the girls. The site we got these from is Stuck on You. They sell labels of all sorts. Plenty of websites sell similar bands. Another company is Mabel's Labels. I have also seen temporary tattoos you can buy which might be suit a child not willing to wear a bracelet. We haven't used these bracelets yet but plan on taking them with us to our next fair or amusement park. Of course it goes without saying watching your children is always important but as any parent knows there is always that split second when your child is standing in front of you and then seemingly disappears into the ether.
Another tip is taking a picture of your child that day before you go into the event. It is so easy now with digital cameras. At Disney I took pictures of the girls in the Hotel room or at breakfast to document what they were wearing.
Let me know what you do to ensure your child's safety when traveling!