Shopping in a department store with your 19 month.

Jenny - posted on 05/24/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Everytime I go to the mall my son is constantly running off when I put him in the stroller he is always trying to escape. Going shopping with him is no fun it is more like a work out. When I can manage to strap him in his stroller he screams soo loud that everyone looks at me like I am this horrible mother like I can't control my own kid. Any one have any tips on this, besides leaving him home. My husband works late and I have no choice but to bring him with me???

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Michelle - posted on 07/01/2009

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ALSO WHEN WE GO GROCERY SHOPPING I LET DAVID PUT THINGS IN THE CART WELL NON BREAKABLES

Michelle - posted on 07/01/2009

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I HAVENT PERSONALY DONE THIS BUT THEY HAVE THEM LEASHES ON BACKPACKS THAT I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT USING

Kate - posted on 06/30/2009

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Welcome to my life! My 4 yr old was this way and now my 20 month old is the same! She actually is usually good in Target for some reason but she hates to be confined! If I forget the stroller it is absolute nightmare if I don't or do let her down! She violently squirms and screams! My kids are THE loudest in the word. And i know I'm a good mom so it's their personalities I'm pretty sure! Hang in there! A few things to make it easier... stickers, snacks... Oh, and if i go a place like Target, I go get a toy like an activity toy with buttons to push and let her play with it until we leave, even a stuffed animal works sometimes. I'm sure the store appreciates that! :)

Shari - posted on 05/26/2009

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As said by the others... snacks are good. I will also get a shopping cart and let my son sit in the big part with a toy or snack... so he doesn't feel tied down. Also our mall has buggies at the customer service area and for $2 donation we can get a cart that looks like a car and he gets strapped in but has steering wheel etc.... just makes it fun for him... could be something to see if that is available to you. Good luck.

Amber - posted on 05/25/2009

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My daughter really doesn't like the stroller anymore, she wants to walk/run everywhere!! For her own safety I bought her a harness. She gets to walk but can't get too far away from me because I have the tether. Some people don't agree with these but I say that it is way better to be safe than sorry (they are designed for toddlers, not dogs). But if I really need to keep her from getting into anything while we are at the store, I make sure she plays lots outside at home or at the park BEFORE going shopping. Then she is more content to sit in the buggy or stroller with her snacks. Good luck.

Adf0905 - posted on 05/24/2009

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My husband's gone for awhile and we live in a brand new area where we know very few people, so I have to do everything with my daughter. I always have snacks with me, especially cheerios. And I always have a cup of milk. Usually the snacks really motivate her, but she knows she can only have them if she's sitting nicely in her stroller. 95% of the time, that works. She'll sit down, let me buckle her up, and then eats her snacks quietly. If the snacks don't work, I'll give her something to distract her. Something that I was already planning on buying, and I let her hold it and thank her for being a big helper. When we get to the register, I let her give it to the cashier (instead of just taking it away from her) and then I let her "help" me press the buttons on the credit card reader. If neither of those work, then we leave the store. Normally, when she has major meltdowns that require us leaving, it was my fault to begin with because it means we're out during nap time.

Adf0905 - posted on 05/24/2009

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My husband's gone for awhile and we live in a brand new area where we know very few people, so I have to do everything with my daughter. I always have snacks with me, especially cheerios. And I always have a cup of milk. Usually the snacks really motivate her, but she knows she can only have them if she's sitting nicely in her stroller. 95% of the time, that works. She'll sit down, let me buckle her up, and then eats her snacks quietly. If the snacks don't work, I'll give her something to distract her. Something that I was already planning on buying, and I let her hold it and thank her for being a big helper. When we get to the register, I let her give it to the cashier (instead of just taking it away from her) and then I let her "help" me press the buttons on the credit card reader. If neither of those work, then we leave the store. Normally, when she has major meltdowns that require us leaving, it was my fault to begin with because it means we're out during nap time.

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