Grocery shopping can be an interesting experience with children. To make sure things go good take a look at the list below and make the next trip to the grocery store with a child a better experience.
1. Eat Before - Make sure the kids have eaten before taking them to the grocery store. Shopping while hungry is not always the best idea no matter the age. A full stomach can prevent the child from wanting everything they see.
2. Rewards - Having to reward kids to behave doesn't teach good behavior. However, there are times where having this one in your back pocket can prove useful. Maybe getting them a cheap snack or putting in 25 cents into the toy/candy machine near checkout will help ease things.
3. Use The Self Checkout - Let the kids scan the groceries and allow them to feel part of the experience.
4. Go Prepared - Having a list and being familiar with the store can help with getting out quicker and more efficiently.
5. Go Early - Shopping earlier in the day is a good way to avoid the big crowds. People usually make a trip to the store after they get off work which happens to be around the same time. Having a less busy environment can help balance out the difficulty of having a child along for the ride.
6. Entertainment - With technology these days it's easy to get a kid distracted by letting them play around on a tablet or phone.
Have a child that likes to help out at the supermarket? Get them started with this toy grocery cart that also comes with toy vegetables and fruits.