To take a photo of dd before she goes out with someone else?

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I have a child with aspergers , she has fight or flight mode and in a panic will run but also she is very niave and if told to she would do anything..

I have started taking a picture on my phone before she goes out with other people, (school friends and parents) not because I expect anyone to snatch her but more in case she wanders off especially as her friend lives in area they play out still.

I'm being too pfb aren't I?

DeepPurple Sat 13-Oct-12 14:49:03

That actually sounds quite sensible tbh. Although may be every time us s little ott!

RandomMess Sat 13-Oct-12 14:49:41

Nah sounds quite sensible tbh.

Much easier to get people to help look for her if you can say a little girls dressed like this - have you seen her when she's panciked and ran off.

She's nearly ten though blush

WofflingOn Sat 13-Oct-12 14:51:37

Sounds sensible to me, then you have a record of what she was wearing and her hairstyle. Better than not letting her out of your sight for a second, that would be PFB to the max.

If it makes you feel happier don't worry about it. Seems sensible if you are worried.

Ithinkitsjustme Sat 13-Oct-12 14:53:25

Certainly a picture on a regular basis sounds sensible and knowing exactly what she is wearing would also be a good idea, with the exception of my 3 year old I would have no idea what any of my kids are wearing today and have no up to date photos either guilty emoticon

AlfalfaMum Sat 13-Oct-12 14:53:39

Oh, I think that's really clever. I've often thought if one of my kids got lost I'd struggle to remember what they were wearing confused

I have a girl with Aspergers too, she has never been one for running off but I know kids on the spectrum are very prone to wandering.

freddiefrog Sat 13-Oct-12 14:54:03

Sounds quite sensible actually

My DD1 has gone over the park with her friends, and if anything happened, I couldn't tell you what she was wearing (jeans and a hoodie probably but I'd have to check what was missing from her wardrobe to be sure)

DozyDuck Sat 13-Oct-12 14:55:34

What a fantastic idea, pinching it, but I'm extremely pfb so you might not want to give my YANBU much credit wink

rollmeover Sat 13-Oct-12 15:04:52

In your circumstances it doesnt sound too daft and its not doing anyone any harm is it? She doesnt even really need to know you are taking it if you dont want to make her paranoid.

Oh I don't tell her why. I just take a picture.

TinyDancingHoofer Sat 13-Oct-12 15:42:19

Do you keep all the pictures? It could be a really fun slideshow if you played it at speed to see how she's changed over time.

Jenny70 Sat 13-Oct-12 16:26:01

I am the least pfb parent, but if we're going somewhere busy (or where I may be chatting/distracted) I will do this.

I thought that Tiny. What a lovely record.

MousyMouse Sat 13-Oct-12 16:29:40

very sensible.
I take photos of my dc when at busy places/events for the same reason.

TeddyBare Sat 13-Oct-12 16:29:42

I have done this when we're going out to busy places for the day. I think it's a good idea.

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Sat 13-Oct-12 16:30:25

Sounds like a good idea, tbh. I am definitely not a pfb type, but might do this from now on when we're travelling.

I've only just started doing it and she only goes with friend every couple of weeks but I saw a video where someone had done it every month from birth to teens as a slideshow, it was fab.

nickeldaisical Sat 13-Oct-12 16:33:36

it's a good idea - most people if asked wouldn't be able to say what their child was wearing.

Noqontrol Sat 13-Oct-12 16:35:09

Its a good idea.

lovebunny Sat 13-Oct-12 16:50:50

that's a brilliant idea, from all sorts of angles. you get to have lots of pictures of your girl. there's always an up to date one, if needed. she knows her mummy loves her. you have a record of what she's wearing. in later years, she'll probably be really interested in your record of her youth...

well done, good mum. not pfb. just love.

janflan Sat 13-Oct-12 17:12:19

I'd say a good idea, the time i needed to tell the police what my son was wearing i didn't have a clue. Not sure if it was shock or not but i couldn't remember.

fuckwittery Sat 13-Oct-12 17:13:47

I took a photo of my DD as soon as she got a new coat so I had a record of it.

TraineeBabyCatcher Sat 13-Oct-12 17:18:29

I've heard someone else mention it before, about taking a photo of your child at the beginning of every trip out. Therefore you always have a photo of them if godforbid anything happened, and its up to date and shows there exact clothes. Plus in the long run its a nice momento.

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