Grocery Shopping with Kids or Babies

Grocery Shopping with Kids or Babies

With a little planning and some wise choices, you can have a pleasant and productive outing to the grocery store when shopping with your baby. Added open graph title.

Sometimes shopping with your baby can be an enjoyable experience. Other times it’s a hellish disaster with you and your baby in near tears. Trade in temper tantrums for smiles and good times with these simple tips.

Take care of business
Make sure your baby has a clean diaper before leaving home so that you can reduce – or avoid – the number of trips to the changing station while shopping.

Time your trip wisely
Head to the store when your baby is well-rested, well-fed and in a good mood. Make a note of when your store is at its busiest and avoid shopping during those hours.

Pack a bag of tricks
Bring a pacifier or a toy with you in case your baby gets restless. Don't forget to talk to your baby as you move around the store; an engaging "conversation" is sometimes all she needs to keep happy and occupied.

Make a list
Knowing what you need before you enter the store will keep your shopping trip organized and concise. You'll also save money by sticking with must-have items rather than filling your cart with impulse buys.

Get to know the store
The better you know the layout of your grocery store, the faster you'll be able to do your shopping. Nothing eats up time and patience like roaming around trying to find an ingredient or two. Don't be afraid to ask for help in finding the right aisle to complete your list

Attitude is everything
Babies love to emulate their parents. If you go into the shopping trip feeling stressed, your baby might be more restless and unhappy. Have a positive attitude, and your little one (and you!) may end up loving your shopping trips together.

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little helper when shopping

07/02/2015

my daughter she is 3 years old and loves putting groceries into cart. Helps her not to get bored and tired at the store.

things i didn't know

06/16/2015

This made me understand how to go shopping with my 5 month old. I understand now that a well fed baby is better than having to fed him right in the middle of the store which we had to do once or twice before.

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