You are probably all giddied up now that you can finally take the reins of the house in your hands after such a big pregnancy break. The baby is old enough to take outside and can now be carried in the baby pack. So why not take a grocery trip to the supermarket and get the necessities?
No, no, no! It’s not that simple. Shopping with a baby is a whole new adventure. Nothing can be as unpredictable as the predicament of an infant. This makes it a task to endure. So here is a tip list to help you breeze through that weekly shopping spree.
A grocery list is a must, be it with a baby or without. It reduces the chances of you picking up stray items. But here, it makes your trip as fast and short as possible which is ideal when shopping with the baby.
Pick the right time
When shopping with a baby ,it is absolutely necessary you choose a time when the chances of your baby crying are the least. C’mon! We all know, nobody likes a crying baby inside a store. The best time to bring your kid to shopping is right after you feed him. This will keep him quiet for some time.
Choose your parking spot carefully
The parking spot is another most important factor while shopping with a baby. You don’t want to hoard all that stuff on the cart along with your baby all the way across the parking lot. The newest hack is to grab the parking spot closest to the cart returning area.
Wear your baby
The threefold benefits of this tip will make your day. While keeping your baby away from the groping hands of strangers, the closeness keeps your infant warm and not to mention, it frees up your hands allowing you to pick up stuff left and right to end this trip soon.
Grab a good cart
A good cart is defined as that one device that makes your life easy. It consists of a sturdy platform where you can sit your child if he is old enough to sit and the cart also consists of a big shelf underneath where you can keep the stuff you bought for the baby.
Always prepare a baby bag when leaving your home. It should contain diapers, powder, plastic bags to throw dirty diapers, milk bottle, baby chew toys or something to keep him distracted. You never know what you might need with the baby.
Keep your cool
It can be a pretty hectic experience to shop with a child. But with a little organisation and by maintaining your calm, it can be a very delightful experience. After all, have you ever had a cuter shopping companion?
Keeping runs to the grocery store to a minimum
Now ,it doesn’t matter if your baby was quiet the entire trip or god forbid he wasn’t, it can be a very tiring experience. The constant state of vigil moms keep can never be understood by anyone else. Hence, make sure one trip brings all the necessary stuff needed for at least a week.