Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Heading to the grocery store without a plan? Big mistake! If you are braving the weekly shop with the kiddies you better know what your doing or you won't be successful. Here are a few tips:

Hayden racing through the aisle in his push car!

Know your market - You have a good idea of what your partner and children's likes and dislikes are right? So don't go overboard experimenting with too many new foods and flavours if it's not going to get eaten. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about trying new things, but take baby steps. You don't want to waste your precious time AND your hard earned money!

Don't shop hungry - We all know this rule but find ourselves breaking it all the time. Why do we wait till there is no food in the house to go shopping? Select a day and time during the week that works for you and your family. Is it a family outing or do you do it best alone? Do you even have the luxury of shopping without the kids? If not, you need a proven strategy before strapping them in the cart. Bring a snack as this will reduce the infinite requests for anything and everything they see. If YOU can't avoid shopping while famished bring or buy a snack for yourself.

Have a list - Whether you write it out old school style or have it in your phone, don't leave home without it. Murphy's Law says if you forget the list you'll forget something on it. 'The List' also keeps your eye on the prize and presents you from straying.

Always remember to have fun! Happy Shopping!

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