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Old 05.12.2007, 13:14
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Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

I see kids wearing them all the time. They are like an inverted 'V' with a big circle of reflective material on the bottom. I thought that I'd seen them at the post office when we first moved here so I went to get one for girly. The woman told me to go to the Police station, so we duly crossed the road and enquired. The officer told me she should have been given one at school. I explained that she goes to an International one so they don't get issued. He couldn't help me any further. So, finally, does anybody know where I can buy one for her. Mainly it is for when she is on her scooter and it is dark to give other people a chance of seeing her. We've attempted to fit a front light to it, but it doesn't reallly work so what to do?
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I see kids wearing them all the time. They are like an inverted 'V' with a big circle of reflective material on the bottom. I thought that I'd seen them at the post office when we first moved here so I went to get one for girly.
Our little fella's nursery has got a stack of them, I'll ask where they get them from when I pick him up tonight and let you know tomorrow, unless you get an answer quicker than that...
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Old 05.12.2007, 13:53
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Bloody marvellous. Thank you very much I doubt I'll get a better answer than that nor find one before that (unless I mug a child for theirs)
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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

The kids' call them "Kinskibändeli".

I also got one for my daughter, a year or two before she went to the Kindergarten. In Zürich the kids are issued one on their first day at Kindergarten.

They're available at the TCS web site: http://www.tcs.ch/main/de/home/siche...llgemein.html? - where they are called Triki. Only Fr. 2.15 plus P&P.

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The officer told me she should have been given one at school. I explained that she goes to an International one so they don't get issued.
For the price you're (probably) paying, you think they might be able to make a reflective band standard issue.

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I see kids wearing them all the time. They are like an inverted 'V' with a big circle of reflective material on the bottom. I thought that I'd seen them at the post office when we first moved here so I went to get one for girly. The woman told me to go to the Police station, so we duly crossed the road and enquired. The officer told me she should have been given one at school. I explained that she goes to an International one so they don't get issued. He couldn't help me any further. So, finally, does anybody know where I can buy one for her. Mainly it is for when she is on her scooter and it is dark to give other people a chance of seeing her. We've attempted to fit a front light to it, but it doesn't reallly work so what to do?
You already got a good answer as to where (TCS) you can get the 'Lüchtzgi' as we call it here now I would strongly advise you to get the reflective(sp?) stickers from Migros or Coop ( DYI--Bicycle section) and stick them onto the scooter as well.
As for bicycles it's mandatory to have a white/silver-ish reflecting device on the front and a red one on the back in additiontothe lights!
I will look later on for the links to give better background info

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Old 06.12.2007, 11:27
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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

Well, if I don't hear back from Sandgrounder I'll order one off that website. She does have a set of lights on her bike and insurance and we have fixed some reflective stuff on her scooter - I'd just like to get her illuminated. I should say though that people will hear her coming, lead foot louis should be her name. Most children just glide along serenely on their scooter, she stamps and huffs and puffs. Anyone within a 30 metre radius is safe.
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Well, if I don't hear back from Sandgrounder I'll order one off that website. She does have a set of lights on her bike and insurance and we have fixed some reflective stuff on her scooter - I'd just like to get her illuminated. I should say though that people will hear her coming, lead foot louis should be her name. Most children just glide along serenely on their scooter, she stamps and huffs and puffs. Anyone within a 30 metre radius is safe.
Yep, sorry - got tied up as soon as I got to the office. Nursery also ordered a quantity from TCS but also "acquired" some from another nursery which closed down.

Like your "mug a child" approach.
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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

I don't know what the "like an inverted 'V' with a big circle of reflective material on the bottom" objects, or the "they are called Triki" things are, but if all else fails, in Ikea, they have simple reflective vest-like objects at affordable prices. From very small, to adult-ish sizes.
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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

Good idea Lorenheim, I just don't think I could bear to drive to Zurich again. Looks like I'm going to either jump a child on their way home from school or order one.
Thanks for all the responses though
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I don't know what the "like an inverted 'V' with a big circle of reflective material on the bottom" objects, or the "they are called Triki" things are, but if all else fails, in Ikea, they have simple reflective vest-like objects at affordable prices. From very small, to adult-ish sizes.
That's how they look:

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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

Another option if you can't find the bibs:

I picked up some reflective orange safety vests from the local Landi, for about CHF 6, IIRC. They had sizes S-XXL - the small ones might fit a child, especially if over winter clothing. You could easily alter the vest if it was a bit too big.
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That's how they look:

Nice. I've never seen one of these before. Here, in Ticino, the kids were given baseball style caps with reflecty strips on (which they wore for a couple of days, then got bored of) - this looks very practical as it can be quickly put on and doesn't interfere with woolly hats, coats etc. Must see if I can get them from TCS (or elsewhere) here.
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I don't know what the ... "they are called Triki" things are
Believe it or not, the TCS site shows you a picture of one when you click on the Triki link.
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That is a very good idea! I saw a boy yesterday on a scooter on the road from work in the Industriegebiet of Steinhausen. It was almost impossible to see him and I wish I would have stopped and told him to get up on the side-walk. Make sure you tell her not to go on the road unless there isn't an alternative.


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I see kids wearing them all the time. They are like an inverted 'V' with a big circle of reflective material on the bottom. I thought that I'd seen them at the post office when we first moved here so I went to get one for girly. The woman told me to go to the Police station, so we duly crossed the road and enquired. The officer told me she should have been given one at school. I explained that she goes to an International one so they don't get issued. He couldn't help me any further. So, finally, does anybody know where I can buy one for her. Mainly it is for when she is on her scooter and it is dark to give other people a chance of seeing her. We've attempted to fit a front light to it, but it doesn't reallly work so what to do?
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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

Thanks for your concern Tillia, but fear not, where we live is pretty rural and she tends only to scoot over the back of us along the wanderweg through the fields to Oberwill and she is always supervised. Poor little thing, she is not growing up in a very swiss way - constant parental supervision, taken to and collected from school............ She'll end up a softy
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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

I know this thread has been idle for awhile but I am looking for one of these for a niece in the US.

The link in the previous reply no longer works and I could not find the orange bibs anywhere on the related site.

Does anyone know where I can purchase on of these now?
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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

They are still available fro TCS

http://www.tcs.ch/de/test-sicherheit...geId2b48aab8=4
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I know this thread has been idle for awhile but I am looking for one of these for a niece in the US.

The link in the previous reply no longer works and I could not find the orange bibs anywhere on the related site.

Does anyone know where I can purchase on of these now?
I suggest you go with the yellow version (it is the one used where I live). It is easier for drivers to see than the orange version.

If the child wants to put her name of it, it is suggest to do so on the inside of the round part so a stranger will not be able to call the child by her first name.

You can buy these in the TCS shops (not sure where the one is in ZH).
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Old 08.06.2012, 20:55
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Re: Reflective bibs for children. Anyone know a source?

You can buy similar items in OBI, not the same but yet useful.
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