Stop toddler tantrums at the till

Most parents have to cope with doing their grocery shopping in the company of their kids at some point or another. This can be an exhausting exercise for the ill-prepared. Luckily, there are things you can do to make the trip to the supermarket a more pleasant experience for all concerned.


Take action:

Don't take a hungry toddler to the supermarket; make sure your child's nappy is dry before you go; take your toddler's favourite toy to the supermarket; go to the supermarket at a time when it will be empty, e.g. Tuesday mornings; make sure you know what you want and where to get it; turn the expedition into a game – and pretend that sitting in the trolley seat is a special treat; reward your toddler with something small (not necessarily sweets) if her behaviour has been good.


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