Managing twin kids is a very difficult task. More than just managing twin kids managing your twin toddlers, out of the house get even more difficult. Touching and feeling different things is a process of learning for your little one.
Toddlers are always very excited about touching and feeling new things and a few toddlers even love holding and throwing stuff here and there. Managing even one toddler gets really difficult at times; however you have been managing two.
Undoubtedly taking them out grocery shopping with you is like a torture. Well, that feeling is also not fair though; your kids are small and are just learning. You can make it work with a little fun and a little learning by a few tips given below.
Talking to Your Toddlers
Talking or communicating is one of the most important tools. You need to tell your kids that you are going to take them out shopping for their food and they need to help you. Let your babies sit beside you to make a grocery list.
Involve your kids and ask them their opinions and choices. By doing this they feel an important part of the entire shopping event. Also explain to your kids what behavior you expect out of them and make sure they understand your expectations.
Involve Toy Shopping Carts
You can carry two toy shopping carts with you, one for each child. Hand the carts to child and give your child choices between foods you choose for them. This is again a very important way of making your child feel like an important part of shopping. You can place the items selected by each child in their individual carts. This will also involve fun for your kids keeping them occupied and less obstructive.
Twin Shopping Strollers
With twins in hand you would need a twin stroller to place your toddlers in. Some strollers have a shopping basket attached to it which you can use while shopping for grocery.
Choosing The Right Time For Shopping
This is very important; most of the kids get cranky when they see a lot of people around. You can choose a time when the store is not crowded. With few people around you can manage your toddlers better.
You need to make sure that your toddler have had enough rest and are ready to be taken to the store. By giving them their time of rest they will be lesser trouble.
Try To Get Done With It Soon
At the end of your shopping or even in the middle of your shopping if your kids might lose their patience and get irritable. To avoid this situation, make sure that you come completely prepared with a shopping list in hand.
Finish it fast by simply grabbing what you need and rushing off the store. To make it even better, park your car near the exit of the mall as it might get difficult to manage two kids and the shopping bags till the car, if the car is parked very far.
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