As I was going out of the mall, I saw a sales attendant talking to a crying little boy. He was lost and couldn’t find his mommy. I always see this kind of scenario in the shopping mall and often ask myself, “Are those mothers so engrossed in shopping that they forgot they have a kid with them?”
To all the moms who love to shop, here are some pointers to remember:
- Don’t bring your kids along with you if you can’t watch them. In my country, most mothers bring their nannies along with them so that they can do their shopping while the nannies watch over their kids.
- Leave your kids at home, if possible. If you’re occupied in choosing what designer shoes or bags you want to buy, you sometimes forget your child. Some kids wander around while their moms are still busy choosing something to buy. So, by the time the mom remembers, the child is already gone.
- In some malls, there are areas where you can leave your kids to play; some also will watch your kids and you pay them by the hour. Leave your kids there and fetch them when you’re already done shopping. In this way, your kids will enjoy their stay in the mall while you’re also enjoying shopping.
These are only some of the safety reminders I have while shopping with your kids. I know some mothers also have their own safety ideas while shopping with their kids. So, for the meantime, remember these pointers I gave you, and let’s wait for other mothers to add their own safety tips, too.