Keep current photos of your child and know her height and weight.
Teach your child to trust and respect police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses and other public safety people.
Although stranger abduction is rare, you must teach your child how to be safe.
According to the FBI, other tips for making sure your child is safe include:
For more information on child safety, visit the following websites:
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the largest number of missing children are runaways, followed by family abductions and lost, injured or otherwise missing children.
The least common type of missing children, nonfamily abductions, has the greatest risk of injury or death for the abducted child.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic