• 5 Helpful Strategies When Your Toddler Gets Lost

    We share 5 tips to help make your child "lost-proof."
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    Tips to teach toddlers in case they get lost when outdoors
    Going to a crowded place with a toddler always makes a parent wish she had four extra sets of hands. One for her things, another to hold on to her child, a third to push people or obstacles out of the way, and a fourth to use when browsing objects or transacting business.

    But more often than not, the reality is this: we can hold on to our child as tightly as we can, but there will always be instances when she will squirm out of our grasp and run away.

     

    What you can do
    1.Take a few moments to familiarize yourself and your children with the environment you’re in.

    2. Point out to your children who the security people are that they can turn to for help, and be specific by pointing out the color of shirt or the hats that the security personnel wear.

    3. Formulate a plan. “I always tell my child that if we get lost or separated, we should meet at a certain point, like a fountain or the customer service booth,” says Anna Castillo, mother to three-year old Raffy.

    4. If your child does get lost in the crowd, immediately look for someone in authority that can help you. If you’re in a mall, look for security. If you’re in a large store, look for store manager. It might be as simple as them announcing something over the P.A. system.

    5. Lay down the rule that you and your child must always be within eyesight of one another. That way, you’ll always know where each other are—whether in a park or fair ground.

     

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