While-You-Shop Nannies

Posted by Analyse at 8:52 PM

Monday, January 29, 2007

Thought of shopping but nobody to take care of the kids? Come on, accept it. Sometimes you want to have a time for your own, sans the kid howling at the back because he wants to buy a new costume of Spiderman, right?

Try the playground in SM Malls. They are often found near the SM Department Store entrances or hair salons. There must be one playground on each floor of SM San Lazaro where you could leave your kids while you shop. Prices range from P50 to P100 for half an hour. Not bad.

I must have ignored them before, or I was simply less sensitive to such places but I find the idea really cool. Louna loved the place. At her age, I was of course obliged to stay with her so we played together inside the playground. There was one moment where I kept distance from her so I could observe her interactions with other kids. Well, she's not playing with them but she was attentive to her environment. At one point, I caught her eating popcorn because another kid was handing her some every so often. I guess, for Louna, it was the best part of the stay hehe.

The nannies seem to take good care of the kids, they even have first aid kits. I give them two thumbs up for that! Way to go!

20 comments:

Linnor said...

When we were in SM Mall of Asia, we rented a toy car that you could push where you want to go while the little tyke is in it pretending to drive.

My Jake enjoyed this one as much as we enjoyed the shopping. :D

nao said...

my eldest son Patrick was only 2 when that "palaruan" in SM Mall was established. Me and mother would sometimes love the idea of leaving my son there (P75/hour pa lang noon) But the moment when we were about to leave him, ayaw na ni madir. Dahil there're lots and lotsa what ifs going on in her mind (like pano na lang raw kung biglang mag earthquake, fire, bombings or stampede) Like you know.. worries ng lola.

But hey.. i love that while-you-shop nannies too. Brilliant idea. Wala nyan dito sa Toronto eh, sayang.

sha said...

hay inday thought u hate shopping hahaha....

glad louna loving it and interacting well with other kids

just like mama sosyal

Makis said...

I remember they already have this in SM Las Pinas late 90's, even before I left for France *light bulb idea* That'll be such a great business here in France, no?

haze said...

Went to Cebu Gaisano and they have this thing too! Very practicable and kids don't get bored while parents are away. Mingling with other kids is just a way to out!

Anonymous said...

i saw the same thing in an ikea branch somewhere around paris! cute pa yung mga male nannies...

kala

analyse said...

Linnor, we have that kind of pushcarts here too... kids have fun while you shop hehe..

Nao, malamang ako din di mapapakali pag iniwan ko si louna dun.. pano kung nakidnap hehe..

Tatie Sha, hehe, kaya nga stay na lang ako with louna sa playground while sistahs are doing their shopping e hehehe.. so still the same, i still hate shopping... and everybody at work was asking me if i did a lot of shopping in pinas... they're probably thinking that im a real hopeless case.. patapos na soldes dito and wala pa din akong nabibili hehehe.. i guess im loving internet shopping, that's why..

Makis, haha, parang huli na talaga ako sa balita... i never noticed this in pinas before, pramis! yep, must be a good idea here... i was talking about this to one of my colleagues and she told me, existing na daw yung concept sa ikea... waaaaah, how could i be soooo late to catch the news... i guess i need to go out shopping more often nga...

Haze, oo na, huli na talaga ako sa balita hehehe...

Kala, oo na nga sabi e, huli na talaga ako sa balita... they have the same in ikea dijon hehe.

dangkin said...

wow! prang kelan lang ako umalis dun, plano palang ang SM San Lazaro.. know what? i used to live 4 blocks away from that mall!

first seen those wysn at SM centerpoint.. don't know if it still exists til now.. but im glad Louna enjoyed the place ;)

Analyse said...

Dangkin, kapit-kanto! i live probably 6 blocks from there! that's why it became out fave place while we're there, nilalakad lang namin hehe..

nao said...

halo bading,

paki check na lang pls,
..you've got mail (naks!)

love,
naomi

KK said...

My daughter went to one similar to that while I had an appointment with my dentist but I asked my younger sister stay with her. I'm just so paranoid, I guess.

JO said...

places are this are great for moms! but how clean are they? i guess that's the only thing that will keep me away from places like this. i would rather have my kids in a push cart with their gameboy.

Analyse said...

kk, i guess i'll do the same, i need to have somebody i know to be near my daughter.

Jo, well, they're relatively clean, bago pa nga lahat ng toys e... but well, SM San Lazaro is new too, that's probably why... i don't know in other branches..

kat said...

and here i am thinking you haven't updated in a while! where have i been?

wow...na sa pilipinas ka pala! great shots of louna! and cute naman in her tube top!!

and i totally enjoyed your travelling with a toddler post! i can just imagine how i would be w/ his first plane ride in february!

congrats to louna for walking! rockstar baby is now trying to walk as much as possible himself! he can walk several feet now, but is still wobbly!

Francesca said...

work ako non sa sm and robinsons, meron na ngang ganyan, pero di ko rin pansin non, kasi laki na mga anak ko and sayang bayad , mahal sa bulsa ko non ang 50pesos per hour. I jolibee na lang namin, busog pa, lol.
Pero dito sa France sa mcdo and flunch may palaruan din sa mga kaedad ni louna, libre, kaya lang bantayan mo talaga, haha.
di bale ana, pag ka height mo na si louna, sisters na lang dating nyo, bye bye na dyan sa toddlers nook! haha!

Lucille said...

during our vacation in PI last yr 2005, we left my kids also together with thier cousins sa kids playground sa Victoria Plaza mall, saludo talaga ako kasi natutuwa ng mga bata eh ako din nakapag todo-shopping hehehe! pero one of my sibling pinahintay ko rin doon sa may labas ng playground kasi worry din naman ako na baka may ibang tao na kukuha sa mga bata no?! haha pati nga nanay ko di na sumama sa shopping mas ginusto ang magstay sa playground watching her grandkids. hehe

Meron din playground dito, sa Ikea. Kaya lang they don't accept kids that less than 3 yrs old.

ann said...

Ganyan din kami pag nasa mall. In case of emergency naman ay may cel at tatawagan ka ng bantay doon. Kaya lang ask nung crew kung open credit sila, so sabi ko ok lang. Pagbalik ang laki ng bill namin..waaahhh..si Josh tumambay pala sa snack counter nila...hehehe.

chase said...

I saw it also in Ayala as well. It is nice that you can leave your children and be assured that they are having a good fun while the parents are shopping

KD said...

I Think its a great idea for kids and parents as well. Ano nga pala pangalan ng establishment na yun..kidzone? boyzone hehe

Analyse said...

Kat, for the first plane ride, prepare everything but stay light.. ;)

Francesca, i normally bring her to park playgrounds.. ang dumi nga lag pag uwi hehe.. hilig maglaro ng buhangin e..

Lucille, even in phils, they don't accept very young kids so dapat me bantay.

Ann, hehe, buti walang food counter dun, i guess louna would have done the same..

Chase, this is a great idea indeed..

KD, haha, meron ding girlzone naman..