25 Days of Safety -- Day 13
|Date:||December 13, 2011|
|Time:||12:00 AM - 11:45 PM|
Today's Tip -- Dealing with Children when shopping during the holidays
Holiday shopping can be chaotic, tiring and frustrating. Just imagine how much more of an ordeal it may be to a young child dragged from one store to the next as you work your way down your shopping list.
If you bring infants or toddlers on a shopping trip, limit the excursion to one or two hours. Also, make sure your child is rested and fed before you head out.
- Remove your child's coat or sweater once you are indoors; overheated children can get awfully cranky.
- Shop with another adult, so you can take turns browsing and minding the children.
- Keep children close by at all times, and do not let them wander around unsupervised.
- Point out security guards, so your child knows where to go for help if he gets lost.
- When you have to wait in line, give your child a book, toy or snack to keep him occupied.
- Avoid stores with narrow aisles and shelves teetering with fragile items. Be clear and firm about what your child can and cannot touch.