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#1 ~sydblue~

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

What do you think about people taking their young kids shopping at places like Victorias Basement where there is little room to move and lots of breakables?

I am asking because we went on the weekend and DH took one look at the place and voted to wait outside with DD8 as he had fears of her breaking something. Not on purpose, but accidently as there was so much stuff.

#2 Coffeegirl

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

Depends on the child.

My two have been shopping with me at lots of 'chockers' outlet places and they have never knocked anything over or broken anything.

If a child is left unsupervised, they are just as likely to knock something over in a 'breezy' department store as they are in a place like Victoria's basement.

#3 Heffalump

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

I wouldn't.  Especially Victoria's Basement!! laughing2.gif

ETA:  

DD is somewhat accident prone, and likes to 'touch' no matter how often she is told not to.

It would really depend on whether you feel confident that your child could follow you around like a lamb.

Edited by Heffalump, 02 January 2013 - 03:01 PM.


#4 Miranda Grace

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

We try to go there when we visit Sydney. I have no choice but to take the children. They are well behaved and tend to listen when in shops though.


#5 twinboys

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

My kids have to put their hands in their pockets or behind their backs if we go into a breakable kind of shop.

But it does my head in trying to remind them to be careful so we keep these shopping expeditions to a minimum.

In regular shops they are well behaved and they know not to touch ANYTHING!

#6 PurplePaperFrog

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

I can barely get through some spots at Victorias Basement without having to breathe in! That place is crazy.



#7 qak

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

VB is so cluttered I am scared I will knock over a tower of breakables!  So no, my kids would not be taken there.

I am fortunate though, in that the QVB store is very close to my work so I can go any lunch time.

#8 Kay1

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

I took my 7 year old into a gifty type shop to help choose a gift for his nan. Its a pretty crowded place and we were hardly in the door when he knocked something off the shelf. THankfully if didn't break but we purchased and got out of there asap as it was only a matter on time before he did it again.

#9 ~sydblue~

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

I can understand some people have no choice. We are like that when we go away on holidays.


#10 MintyBiscuit

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

There is no way I'd take DS into Victoria's Basement at the moment. You couldn't fit a pram in there, and he's just starting to walk and very wobbly. I ducked in a week before christmas but DH stayed outside with DS.

When he's a bit older I possibly would, although I'd prefer to avoid. Like a PP, I get worried in that place about knocking things over, and no matter how careful you are little kiddy hands move quickly

#11 bakesgirls

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

I go there all the time for various things and have been doing so for years. My two older kids are fine (just turned 4 and 10), they know not to touch anything and that they must be careful where they walk and how close they get to displays/shelves. My little one who has just turned one is carried around by either DH or myself. We don't give her any opportunity to touch things.

Never had a problem and nothing has ever been broken or knocked by any of the kids.




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