How To Shop With Kids (Or Not)

How to Shop With Kids…

  • Give the kids a shopping list and play “Who can find…”
  • Make a “BINGO” card of the things your need to buy and let the kids play store bingo
  • Give the kids a mini-cart to push in the store

Take away:  give a kid a  shopping”job” and shopping is easier

  • Snacks that you have to eat one-by-one like fish crackers or cheerios
  • Drinks that you can sip slooowly

Take away:  bribe with foods

How NOT to shop with kids…

  • Online! I have spent many a nap time clicking “add to cart” on a website rather than going into a brick and mortar store.  Books, toys, gifts…if I have to browse for something…I much prefer to browse online (with a warm cup of tea beside me and a sleeping baby breathing through the baby monitor). Plus, they will ship right to my door.

Take away: internet shopping is a busy Mom’s best friend

Do you shop with kids (or NOT)? Have a shopping (or not shopping) tip to share?  Do it. Quick (’cause I know you’re reading this while the kids sleep).

Disclosure:  I am part of the Fisher-Price Play Panel and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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