Mystery shopping with a baby? Is it possible?

Do any of you have advice on mystery shopping with a baby? Should I just hang up my mystery shopping hat and wait until my baby is a little older, or have you successfully completed shops with a little one?

(Of course, I would email the scheduler first, but I'm just wondering if this is even a good idea!)

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Might not be easy to do. Most of the guidelines for most of the shops that I do say that you have to do them either alone or with another adult. Most of them say not to bring your children. I don't know how you'll manage it, but good luck.
You will likely be limited, but there are a few here and there that you'll be able to do with a baby in tow. My kids grew up mystery shopping. Oh the stories they can tell. My son is now my dining partner, and my daughter is going to join me on an onsite retail next week. That is not what you were asking though. Most of the shops I did when they were small were family friendly and mostly just brought in a few perks for the family, not a lot of money. Not to be negated though, some of the perks can add significantly to the quality of life for the family (e.g., amusements, movies, groceries, etc.). In addition, there is a fair amount available online and via phone these days. Depending on your location, drive-through, pick-up, delivery and in-home visits may all be viable options, but check those guidelines as well.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/03/2022 10:45AM by GinnyLynn.
Servimer has parking (valet & garage) shops that pay well and you can bring kids. My kids have played on playground and even the smallest 'green space' you can find downtown Chicago while we were parked for the required 40 minutes.... it's MUCH easier to work in the summer than winter! Lol
@chiffon cupcakes wrote:

Do any of you have advice on mystery shopping with a baby? Should I just hang up my mystery shopping hat and wait until my baby is a little older, or have you successfully completed shops with a little one?

(Of course, I would email the scheduler first, but I'm just wondering if this is even a good idea!)

Hey! I have a 2YO. She goes with me to basic shops. When she was smaller, I would put her in the stroller, cover her and she would sleep. Now, I still put her in a stroller and do my shops. The tablet will hold her attention for a bit. The other day I did a sit down restaurant with her. It wasn't bad. She sat in her high chair and did well. Except when it was time check the bathroom. She didn't want to go in but finally she did . I prefer to shop without her so I try to do my shops when she is in day care or pick shops that she won't be a disruption to me or the employees. Good luck!
Don’t forget about phone shops and virtual shops; you can do those during nap time or an episode of Paw Patrol :-)
These are the exact shops I started out doing when my little one was a baby. I just bring a stroller and go exploring for the 30 minutes and go and do the next one. I also did a lot of phone shops back then.
Oh, and there are franchise daycare shops where I’m pretty sure they’d really like if you brought along a child. The clients get really tired of “Grandmas” looking for daycare- that scenario isn’t very realistic.
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