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With toddlers, a simple shopping trip can turn into a crazy stressful nightmare in no time. But, being a mom of three, I’ve learned a few little tricks to keep my toddlers happy so I can get in a little bit of quality shopping time without any major meltdowns.
Here are a few of my tips and tricks for a successful time while you’re out and about with your toddler:
Tip #1: Always bring a good stroller!
I have had just about every stroller on the market, and I would probably say my favorite “overall” stroller that I have used the most while out and about has been my Maclaren techno XT stroller. We have had ours for several years, and I have used it will all of my kids! It is compact, easy to open, and small enough to maneuver up and down narrow isles.
I have learned the hard way that having a stroller for a successful shopping trip with a toddler is key. When they can stay in one place and out of trouble, then that is a good thing!
I love the new handy stroller clips by OXO tot. The Hook features a soft silicone grip that will keep your shopping bags from slipping, or offers a comfortable handle for big kids to hold while strolling. The Hook also features non-slip grips and an adjustable strap, so you can place it anywhere on the stroller. The convenient shape of this durable, lightweight aluminum Hook allows for quick and easy loading and unloading.
Tip #2: Always carry snacks!
Toddlers will be entertained by eating snacks for a long time, which is key when you need to get some shopping done!
I absolutely fell in love with the new OXO Tot Flippy™ Snack Cup. The soft, flexible opening gives little hands easy access to goodies, while the flaps keep even small snacks off the floor. The twist-on lid stays secure when the Cup is dropped (or thrown!), and the shape of the non-slip handle is just right for tots. The Cup comes with a snap-on cover to keep snacks fresh and secure.