ds is fine when supermarket shopping - quite happy in the trolley - but if I was to go clothes shopping for example - he would sit in his buggy for a while then get bored and want to get out and walk around.
He would then want to pick things up and look at them. I don't think its fair to keep taking things off him saying 'no' when he's obviously just exploring things.
Do I just postpone this type of shopping expeditions with him till he's a bit older - or are there any magic tips. or maybe keep the trips short.
ps I always feel mean keeping him in his buggy too long as I would prefer him to be active and burning off energy.
never take the kids shopping with me (well supermarket shopping sometimes) don't like clothes shopping anyway so probably have a lower tolerance for it than the kids do try shopping online for a while but don't think it will get better when he's a little older - because it won't ..brouhahahaha
he goes to nursery till 12.45 then sleeps 1-3 - so sometimes I like to go round the shops (when its raining! in the afternoon - just to pass a couple of hours before tea time. He'd get bored in the house if he couldn't get out into the garden.
But he's not as content as he used to be to stay in the buggy - and I end up spending a fortune if I was to go to Tescos everytime!
Don't bother ...
My DS was pretty good as a toddler when shopping ... he was happy to watch people go by as long as he had food etc ...
DD is a blinking nightmare ... she is 15 months and screams when the buggy stops. If I let her get out she would leg it.
So clothes shopping is done only when necessary and at weekends when DH can be at home so I can go out.
Tracey - if I am going shopping to amuse the kids, I don't look at clothes - I go to the toy shop, the ELC, Woolies (toy section), shops that sell playstation games and DVDs, the Lego shop, the Disney shop....you get my drift
If I want to buy clothes I go without the kids (and don't take dh either)
If he's been asleep for 2 hours just before you go shopping, he is probably just raring to go, so if I was you, I wouldn't bother shopping in the late afternoon. (Can you go whilst he's at nursery or are you at work?). I think children also sense when you are trying to get something done that you suspect they will find boring!!
If you need to while away a few hours, what about the park, then he could run off his energy. Or would he sleep in the buggy at lunchtime whilst you shopped then?
we normally go to the park or garden - its for the days when its miserable and want to stay indoors - but we get bored staying in.
Yes I work in the mornings while he's at nursery - so couldn't do my shopping then.