S’pore Parent Tie Balloon to Kid So She Won’t Wander Off: Got Featured in NextShark

Image: Facebook (Syaf Ayu)

Parenting is something that has to be experienced and learnt over time. Especially when you have kids of your own.

You’ll need to experience firsthand sleepless nights, frantic worries and paranoid that something might happen to your kid before you learn how to deal with it.

That’s why the eldest kid is the one that parents make the most mistakes with, then things get better with the second, then the third.

But then again, there are some tips and tricks that you can learn even if you don’t have kids of your own.

Like this ingenious one that a Singaporean couple came up with.

Kids are hyperactive monsters by nature. Whatever you don’t want them to do, they’ll do it.

So when you tell them to stick by your side while shopping in a crowded place? They’ll do the exact opposite and run away to hide in some corner.

Which is why when a couple has kids, they’ll tend to stay at home unless they have someone taking care of the little one while they go out.

But one Singaporean couple who were at the Royal Sporting House warehouse sale decided to do something creative instead.


Tying a helium balloon to the hair clip of their baby girl.

Image: Facebook (Syaf Ayu)

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Parents Tip 101: When your child is super hyper, one way to prevent them from getting lost in the crowd, Tie a Balloon as their Hairband….easy to spot them and good as a marker in the crowd…Hahahhaha

And it works really, really well.

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So well, in fact, that NextShark picked up the story.

Lest you’re not aware, NextShark is an US website that covers Asian Americans and Asia in general.

No matter where the child goes, they’re able to spot her almost immediately.

Image: Facebook (Syaf Ayu)

This method isn’t exactly new. Goody Feed’s resident award-winning actress, when she saw this, said her mom used to do this to her when she was a kid.

P/S: That’s a long, long, long, long, long time ago.

Except, her mom tied the balloon to her wrist and not her hair accessory.

But given how kids might just fiddle around with the string and set the balloon free, this might just be a better method.

Now that you know this, if you want to bring your child to experience the full Mid-autumn vibe at Robinson’s mid-autumn festival fairs or just go out for family day, you can do so.

And not be so worried about misplacing a kid.

But, one thing for sure, while it’s a creative way of doing things, nothing’s better than just keeping a careful eye on your child.