Shopping for Christmas can be a hassle. The malls and stores are packed to capacity and most people are not in the best of moods. This chaos is increased tenfold if you have to take the children with you. Let’s face it, you can’t do all of the shopping without them. The main thing you need to remember during this busiest of shopping seasons, is that children still need to be protected. Union-bulletin.com reports that, “Police Urge Vigilance to Keep Kids Safe During Holiday Travel.” This carries over into while you are shopping as well.
Always, and I mean always keep your kids close to you when shopping during the Christmas holidays. Don’t let them wander over to the next aisle to look at the toys. Christmas is the prime time for child predators to be stalking the toy aisles and it only takes a second for a child to disappear.
Even if you drill into your child’s head that they must not talk to strangers, it’s the holidays, they are excited and may not be thinking at all. If they get lost, they are easily confused in the holiday crowds and may go with a stranger that offers to help them. Keep them with you at all times and the chances of a predator snatching them will be decreased greatly.