Shopping(and surviving) with a newborn and a toddler!

September 9, 2016

Shopping with a baby and toddler is rough and straight up not fun sometimes! Here are a few tips that might save some sanity when having to take the kiddos on your errand runs with you!

-Timing is key! Don’t you even think about going near a nap time or meal time! Right after breakfast always seems to be a good time for all in this family!

-Find the coffee! Find all the stores with a built in Starbucks. When a mom has a coffee in hand they must have it all together, right?!? 😂😂#haha

-Bribery always wins! Who else was stoked when their toddler finally understood a good bribe?? I was just waiting for the day! New toys for everyone who stays in their cart without having a melt down! Yes please!

-Bring snacks! Who wouldn’t want to chill in a cart, get a free ride and enjoy a nice snack?

Binxy Baby for the win! This thing is seriously awesome! SO many moms stop me when I’m using it! It frees up cart space, baby is super cozy, and toddler stays in the cart longer because they get to turn around and see their little brother or sister! Winning ALL around!

-Baby wearing! Equally as great as the Binxy Baby, just depends how your feeling that day!  Frees up hands, and especially perfect if baby needs to sleep!

-Emergency YouTube! YouTube has it all folks, from the Disney junior to those good ol’ Surprise Eggs. When it’s all hitting the fan at once, baby is crying and toddler is Lord knows where. Probably pulling who the heck knows what off the shelf. The time had come to stick them in the cart and hand them the phone, and don’t even feel guilty about it!

-Bring back up! THE absolute worst thing is when you are in the store with a cart full of groceries and out of no where baby starts screaming, toddler refuses to sit in the cart and you are about 2/3rds done shopping! That’s straight up panic! Bring whoever the heck is willing to help! Hey mom, need to go to Target?? BFF? Neighbor? Sister? Waitress at dinner last night? Your Uber driver? Justin Timberlake? I don’t even care…

-AND the number one trick to having a successful shopping trip is to leave the little angels home with daddy! (My personal favorite!) 😉

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XO Ashley

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