I’ve been meaning to write this WFMW for, oh, about 11 months, but with summer here, now seemed like the perfect time to finally do it!

Last June we took a trip to Disney World. Kate had just turned three. Being the giant dork I am, I was researching everything I could. You should have seen the notebook in my purse with maps, the order in which we’d ride each ride, “must see” tips and more. It made Jenny and her coupon binder seem well adjusted.

But anyway! Right before we left I found out about Tottoos. They are, as you might imagine, tattoos for kids. Here’s what they look like:

Yes, I planned to tattoo my cell phone number on my child’s arm! We were about to leave on our trip, and I wasn’t sure I could get them in time, so I called the tottoos people and they were SO nice and sent my order to me with time to spare.

Tottoos aren’t like the regular temporary tattoos you’re used to. They are more plasticky (yes, that is the technical term) and you have to use their special remover to get them off, so they are water proof and will stand up to a long day at the amusement park or whatever.

They also have a medical alert variety that can be used to warn people about a child’s diabetes, allergies, etc.

I took a lot of razzing when I told my friends at work that I was going to order these (paranoid much??) but they were great. Having been lost in Disney World myself as a child, I really wanted to make sure that we would be quickly reunited with Kate should we become separated. She couldn’t be trusted (and still can’t, really) to remember a phone number, especially if she were upset, so this was perfect. I just told her that if she couldn’t find us, she should find a Disney worker or another mom with kids and show her Tottoo.

Fortunately, we didn’t need to put the Tottoos into action, but I was very glad to have them. And many, many moms stopped me throughout our trip and asked me where i had gotten such a thing.

Keeping kids safe – that works for me. For more Works for me Wednesday fun, head over to Rocks in my Dryer!

I just got an email from the nice Tottoos people and they are offering our readers 10% off – just use the code MOM10.

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12 Replies to “WFMW:”

  1. I think you need to post your disney stuff online for those of us who (hopefully) get to go visit the Mouse soon!

  2. I don’t know why anyone would give you a hard time for buying those. It is one of the more brilliant ideas I have ever heard of. Way to be the responsible parent Emily.

  3. Emily, this is genius! I am so glad it’s out there, and the medical alert one is great, too! It doesn’t look like they have a different color for African-American tots, though. Did I miss it?

  4. What a fabulous idea! I would absolutely use those if we were going somewhere crowded and crazy. Yippeee to them for giving your readers a discount, too!

  5. I’m SO going to get these for my next Disney trip! For me. I think it’ll say something like “If found passed out, feed high sugar/high fat foods IMMEDIATELY!” 😉

    Truly these tottoos are a great idea!

  6. I have seen another brand of these too, and was interested. It seems like a really good idea if we go to a crowded place like an amusment park. And the creator of this brand is from my hometown!

  7. I ordered these a year ago and they are not worth the money. They are more like stickers and peel right back off. Especially with a curious 3 year old. I’ve started making a duct tape bracelet with our number written on it!

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