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Hi-vis jackets, vests and apparel really are versatile wonders, aren’t they? They are effective at keeping a builder safe while he works and just as useful for a child to wear on a family outing or trip. Hi-vis work jackets and apparel work so well because they are simple, brightly colored and ensure the person wearing them has maximum visibility to those around them. This extra visibility is very useful for parents of young children to provide peace of mind, especially if you are visiting places you have never been before or with lots of people. Kids are known to wander off and get lost so keep your kids safe on family outings and look into wearing hi-vis jackets, vests or apparel.
Don’t feel silly or guilty about having your kids wear hi-vis jackets, vests or apparel! There are many positives so let’s tackle the misconceptions and common questions now!
“My children won’t want to wear a hi-vis jacket”
Children can be stubborn and don’t be surprised if they don’t want to wear a hi-vis jacket. Calm their worries by letting them pick out their very own hi-vis jacket since they do come in many styles and colors. Be creative and let them customize their jacket as well to add some personality to it!
“Will it look silly if my children are wearing hi-vis apparel?”
Children in hi-vis clothing is a very common sight and much more common than you think once you start looking around. Groups of children on school trips can often be seen wearing hi-vis apparel, in fact, it shows you are a responsible parent for looking out for your child’s safety. Because of their illuminating properties, they are incredibly beneficial during in the evening when it is dark and you are on a school trip or family outing.
“Do they really need to wear them?”
Children don’t need to wear hi-vis jackets and many don’t but it’s important to remember we aren’t talking about trips to your local park, we are talking about family outings like day trips to places you’ve never been before or aren’t overly familiar with. Being cautious and having your children wear hi-vis jackets or apparel just makes sense because it is better to be safe than sorry in some situations!