Compared to your kid, Houdini was an amateur. If you avoid crowds and frequent fenced-in playgrounds for fear of losing your little one to the Big Wide World, we’ve got good news. From GPS-enabled smartwatches to innovative child leashes (no judgment here!), there’s a whole range of great gadgets and apps designed to stop little escape artists from disappearing—and how to find them if they do. Flip through the slideshow below to see our top picks.

Yochi Yochi Child Safety Harness

We know it's embarrassing to attach a leash to your child (though we totally get it!). With this ingenious device, you can tell anyone who balks at your choices that this ingenious invention isn't just a leash; it's also a high chair and a grocery cart safety strap. The three-in-oner can be used for children ages six months to five years, and is made of a breathable mesh that'll keep kids cool while they're walking, sitting, or snacking. And, it scrunches up and fits into your purse. Now, heel!

Ages: six months to five years

Cost: $26.99


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—Melissa Heckscher

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