Tips on taking a toddler to a grocery store?

Does anyone have any tips for taking a toddler to the grocery store? She hates being buckled in and always ends up standing up in the seat, screaming for me. (Cue the angry looks from others because she’s standing in her seat) and If I do buckle her in, she screams from being buckled in… Grocery pickup is booked until Wednesday!

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I put my toddler in an ERGO and carry on my back

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I put my toddler in the main basket. Yes I know it’s not recommended but he gets to stand or sit and he gets to help hand me groceries to put on the conveyor belt when checking out. Keeps him distracted and not screaming

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I let them pick out a snack and eat it in the cart. Gold fish, a doughnut. Whatever it takes :rofl: yes we get some looks but I always pay at the end and figure it’s better then screaming

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I give my kids my phone or let them eat an apple or banana

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Don’t take her. Go when someone can watch her for you.

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I ended up just putting them in the cart not the seat .

Make a small run just for essentials - use your stroller and carry a basket. Probably be a pain but she may be happier and you won’t lose your sanity, and right now the grocery carts are so full of germs she’s probably better off anyway.

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Instacart is my life right now.

Mine get a snack and I get them those juice bottles with the fancy lids. Keeps them occupied for me to do extreme grocery shopping as fast as possible - they’re 2&3

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They need to learn to sit so after long enough making them they will. Don’t worry about people around you because they’ve more than likely been in the same position.

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Just buckle your child and don’t let them have an option it works but you have to be consistent

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Take a phone with a movie on it or give them snacks while walking around

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Put her in the big part put a box of diapers or something down tell her she had new seat

I always have a snack and my IPhone and let them watch there fav show!
I always shopped like a nascar driver lol

I always got mine a toy to play with, then went shopping & put the toy back before we left if I didn’t want to buy it. He loved going shopping and was such a good boy :blue_heart:

Can you distract her with something from the produce department? Or the deli might give her a free fruit/cookie. Mine eats straight From the grapes or cherry tomato container while I shop.

Letting her play on a tablet or phone.

I always took a seat insert the cloth one with animals etc so my girls sat in comfort not other kids germs etc

I keep lollypops in my purse lol she’s not allowed them at home only in the buggy so she looks forward to it