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Super 1 Foods | Posted Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 08:31AM

Holiday ShoppingWhile running errands this holiday season, it is important to keep your children entertained to prevent a meltdown in the back seat. Here are some tips for running errands with your child in tow:

  • Leave a little toy box next to your child’s seat to prevent them from getting bored. Change toys around in the box every so often.
  • Run your errands at the right time of day for your child. Avoid running errands around your child’s nap time.
  • For older children, play a thinking game with them while in the car, like naming animals that start with A,B,C, etc.
  • Give your child positive reinforcement and stay positive.
  • Reward your child if they are doing well. If your child is keeping their cool while running errands, plan something fun at the end, like going to the park or getting a toy.
  • Always pack snacks and drinks no matter how long your shopping trip may be.
  • Make an itinerary before heading out the door. Order the errands on your itinerary by the driving route.
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