Glowing umbrella keeps kids safe

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Toys, Gadgets

Now that we've moved off daylight savings time, it's getting dark just time for after school get-togethers like practice, study groups, etc. If your child usually walks home from school, this makes their trek considerably more treacherous.

Here's a novel way to make sure they're seen by passing cars -- the glowing umbrella. This keeps the rain off like a normal umbrella, but -- thanks to a bunch of LED lights underneath the fabric -- also acts like a personal headlight.

Unfortunately it's just a concept at the moment, but when it does go on sale, I'd highly recommend it. You could just force your kid to wear a flashlight helmet, or wrap them up in reflective tape -- but this seems to give off more light, and will almost certainly make your child more popular on the playground.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.