We’ve been teaching our children since they were little about what to do if they are lost (we have a 6 & 11 year old). We’ve given them the standard advice: “find an employee in the store with a name tag or a policeman”.
A while back I found a new tip that seems so obviously simple:
If you get lost in a store, find another mom with children or go to the checkout counter. Don’t wander around on your own.
Thankfully our children have never been lost, but if they ever were, I know a mother with children will be just the right person to help them.