Jul 24, 2012 8:10 AM
We thought a "safety slap" was what Mom gave us when we tried to stick a fork in the outlet. Turns out, it's a whole different ball game. This Safety Slap ($20) is a colorful wristband you're meant to "slap" onto your child. It's emblazoned with a QR code - you know, those funny square scrambles people keep telling us are going to be the wave of the future for link-sharing. Only instead of taking you to someone's YouTube videos about their cat, this QR code gives officials or other interested parties a way to contact you by phone in case they come across your wayward spawn. We'll probably need to get a custom t-shirt made with instructions re: what the Safety Slap is and what they're supposed to do with it - but it's slightly less embarrassing for your toddler than a pet tag.