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Laura's Likes: Keep track of your belongings

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We are in the thick of summer and the kids are on the move. You are traveling and stuff is being transported. It is easy to lose your things, so here are some simple ideas to keep track of your belongings.


Meet the SafetyTat, a temporary tattoo that provides a creative way to write your phone number on your child in case your child gets lost.

Your attention shifts for a moment and suddenly your child or loved one has wandered out of sight. Statistics show over 90 percent of families will experience losing a child in a public place.

This is a brilliant invention of Michele Welsh. These fun tattoos with emergency information are attached to your child just in case.

The Baltimore mom came up with the idea after a trip to Disneyland with her three kids. She used a Sharpie to write her cell number on the kids' arms and told them if they became separated, that number would reconnect them.

The problem is the Sharpie washed off. After thinking more about it, she came up with SafetyTat.

It is a durable medical grade tattoo with fun designs the kids will love. Sweatproof, waterproof and safe for their skin. And by the way, writing with Sharpie on the skin is not a good idea because of the harsh chemicals in the ink.

SafetyTats stay on for up to two weeks and are easily removable with baby oil or rubbing alcohol.

The company also has tattoos to alert caregivers of allergies.

They start at $10.99 and you can find them on

The website also has great child safety tips for theme park smarts.


How many times have you lost your phone charger? It happens all the time.

My husband recently told me it wouldn't be a vacation if I didn't lose mine. Well, here is my savior: the ChargerLeash.

This is a traditional USB charge and sync cable. But they have just added an alarm.

When you disconnect your device from the charger, a mild alarm goes off within five seconds reminding you to take the charger with you.

The ChargerLeash launched this year at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The ChargerLeash also works as an anti-theft device to keep your devices secure from would-be thieves who might walk away with your smartphone or tablet while charging in public places like an airport or bus terminal.

They make them for all sorts of different devices: Apple, Samsung, mp3 players and digital cameras.

They start at $20. Find them at

Sports Studs

Whether the kids are at camp or doing swim team, they are toting their gear around. They are bound to lose something or grab the wrong pair of goggles or wrong hat.

Another local mom named Carrie invented Sports Studs to help identify your stuff.

A few years ago, she and her friend Monica were talking about being tired of constantly replacing lost pairs of goggles. So they got to work on a solution.

This is a great way for kids to personalize their sports gear other than writing a name in Sharpie.

The little icons help kids identify their pair and helps mom easily figure out who these goggles belong to.

And it is not just goggles. You can put these on cleats, lacrosse gear, tennis racquets, baseball hats or any sports gear. Kids can even use them to decorate their sneakers, lunch bags or backpacks.

Sports Studs hit the market about a year ago.

Think Jibbitz for Crocs, but these are bigger. They have a few different designs to choose from or you can customize your own with your team's logo or mascot.

They also provide fundraising opportunities for teams and schools.

More information at

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