Holiday season bring happiness, joy and excitement to your tots. With that, it become the high time for toy shopping. As per your pipsqueak point of view, malls are loaded with different types of toys, bears and etc., which may seemingly delight every kid.
Your simple toy shopping trip bonding can be a complete disaster with a kid in tow. However, through patience, a bit of planning and these 7 survival tips, you can buy the right toy with a little companion on cart.
Give your tots an amazing ride.
Go and save yourself through using shopping cart, the easiest possible way to contain one’s critter. Luckily, many toddlers just want to sit in just one place (just make sure that they are properly strapped for their safety). There are plenty of supermarkets out there utilizing friendly ride along fire trucks and car.
Don’t go on trouble spots.
Toddlers and breakable toys shouldn’t mix especially if your kids are too naughty. Thus, if it’s possible, avoid to aisles to too expensive toy section (or else, you might lose half of your savings). If your shopping trip can’t be avoided, then make it quicker while going through it. The speedier you are in that place, the less time they’ll have to request for a specific toy from Tiny Tiny Shop Shop (with a convincing cute, puppy eyes).
Make use of the teaching opportunities.
Maximize what you can do while having a day out with your child. Practice their skills while they are enjoying the moment. When you can do it, let them identify the different shapes inside the store. Let them find the circle on that shelf or describe to them the shape of the bow tie. Expand more their vocabularies; for example, teach how to say ‘spaghetti’ properly.
Keep him or her busy.
Keep your newly-recruit toddler shopping companion busy all the time. This will buy extra minutes to shop for the ideal toy. Involve her/him in shopping through asking her to ‘help’ you, carrying other toys such as gift wrapper or possibly loading of unbreakable toys into your cart. You can simply hand one thing at a time and let her toss it in.
Don’t forget to check your list.
Before you leave the toy shop, make sure that you take a glance on your shopping list once again to determine whether you’ve forgot something or not. Because your little angel can distract you, it’s not that easy to just focus on few obvious toys. Your list can reduce your time spent roaming around along the aisles aimlessly (since we also know that tot’s humor has a time limit too).
Whether it’s for keepsake or just to make your kids happy, don’t let toy shopping with a toddler around bother you. Handle it wisely. However, as much as you can avoid it, don’t bring one (the best suggestion ever). Just surprise them with what they will get as present this coming Christmas with a high quality baby walking toys from Tiny Tiny Shop Shop.