Shopping with Toddlers

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Shopping with Toddlers

Grocery shopping with toddlers can be challenging. Young children get agitated in response to a high level of stimulation in large grocery stores and get restless having to stay in a grocery cart for an extended period of time. 

Try this:

1. Make sure your toddler has a snack and is well rested before you go shopping.
2. Keep your trips short, lasting no more than 30 minutes.
3. Bring a book or a small toy that will keep your child occupied when she is in the grocery cart.
4. Do not give in to your child’s whining to get a toy or a particular type of food. If you give in once, get ready for more inappropriate behavior in the future.
5. Praise good behavior and try to end on a success.


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