A mum-of-three has revealed a life-saving tip to find her missing son in public – with other parents saying the trick has worked for them.
Jess Martini, from the US, used the "mind-blowing" hack when she discovered her child was not by her side on a public outing.
Posting on her TikTok account, the 30-year-old says: "If your child ever goes missing in a public place, God forbidden, because remember these things happen even for the best parents.
"If you're at an amusement park, zoo, mall, whatever it is, and you look around and your child is no longer with you.
"What you want to do is you want to start loudly looking for them.
"Do not start silently looking for them and what I mean by that is you start shouting their description."
"It’s going to sound like this 'Im looking for a boy, age five, short brown hair, brown eyes, caucasian, red Nike T-shirt, black shorts.'
"And you are going to keep repeating yourself while you look over and over again."
She explains that it draws people's attention so that they help out and start looking for the child as well.
"Best case scenario, someone finds your child and return them to you," Jess continues.
"Worst case scenario someone was walking away with your child, they are more likely to let them [the child] go because they don't want that sort of commotion."
Her advice has worked wonders for other parents, with one Australian mum sharing her experience on a parenting Facebook group.
Her two-year-old boy Nathan disappeared from her side during a trip to a local Kmart store.
As panic set in, she remembered Jess' advice and started shouting: "I’m missing a little boy, he’s wearing a yellow shirt and has brown hair. He’s two years old and his name is Nathan."
Moments later, a man located Nathan. He told the parent that he would never have known what to look for if he hadn’t heard the child’s description.
Other parents who have tried using Jess' hack commented on her post and thanked her for saving their child.
One wrote: "My middle child went missing when we were loading things onto a truck and I started shouting his description. I found my son within 15 seconds."
"Yes this helped me finding my son after being wandered at Disney last week!" another penned.
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