“Is it okay if we put Sophie in an Uber?” My gut said ‘NO WAY’. The anti-helicopter parent in me said ‘MAYBE’. My slightly more over-protective spouse replied with a solid ‘NO’. Sophie is my tween daughter who would be staying with her aunt during summer camp. My sister was literally and logistically wondering if an on-demand ride share service is an appropriate way to shuttle children. We considered it. The bottom line came from my tween herself: ‘NAH’…she wasn’t comfortable getting in the car with a stranger.
We all agreed that while ride sharing is a fantastic, convenient, cost effective trend…it was not for children. But then we heard about the company Zum. Zum provides scheduled or on-demand rides and care for kids 5 and older.
The great news is that you can completely trust your driver aka “Zumer” with your children.
All Zumers have:
-perfect driving records
-passed FBI level background checks
-MV records checked on a regular ongoing basis
While Zum is a fantastic service for the busy family that can get their son to that birthday party, or daughter to summer camp, Zum is also great for other reasons. Your Zumer is also happy and qualified to babysit, pick up friends or siblings, stay for the little league game and then drive everyone home. It’s a service that can simplify your life year-round and is perfect for daily commutes to and from school.
They also understand that familiarity and continuity is important. They match you to one of 5 personalized trusted drivers assigned to your family anytime you schedule a ride or care with them.
So instead of thinking as Uber for kids, think of it more as a fantastic, pre-screened on demand babysitter that can take your kid places.
Currently, Zum is servicing the SF Bay Area, but stay tuned to their social media because they are growing quickly:
Live in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to try Zum for free? We’re giving away 5 FREE RIDES to 2 LUCKY FAMILIES. Follow @ridezum and use hashtag #ridezum before 8/14 12:00 PST for a chance to win!