What activities would you like to see during our next Baby Event?
Asda mums have been sharing their tips for keeping their young children entertained while doing their weekly shop.
Some of our Facebook fans avoid the problem altogether by shopping online but those who take toddlers or babies with them give them healthy snacks like fruit, a small toy to play with, or a comic to read as they go round.
Parents of older children turn the shopping trip into a game and ask them to get items from the shopping list – or putting them in charge of crossing things off.
Lots of people suggested mini shopping trolleys for kids to make the trip more fun, but some said that might cause problems with other shoppers.
Our baby team are working on the next Baby Event and would love to know what activities you’d like to see in store – whether it’s something to entertain the kids, freebies, samples or treats for mum. Here are just some of the ideas so far from our Facebook fans:
Emma Leigh Hargreaves – “Why not do shopping list for older children where they have to find the items on the list and write the price down and add it up as they go along. Answer questions about certain foods etc. then they could pop it in a entry box to win a prize for correct answers. Maybe a monthly thing. It would keep them happy n busy and it’s also educational for them. It could be a monthly thing or weekly. Have tear off sheets just at the entrance.”
Shirley Boland – “My 2 yr old daughter loves Disney Characters so maybe some cardboard hanging ones that are high enough for her not to reach and low enough to be seen by small people, maybe give them a good behaviour sticker and balloon when we go through the checkout, for me that is the hardest place to entertain her because i’m trying to put food on the belt & packing,maybe some assistance for mums with small ones? I can’t leave her at home because she loves going to Adsa every week. lol”
And Becky Hensby would like to see colleagues on hand during the next Baby Event to advise on car seats and help fit them correctly.
If you’ve got a suggestion you can leave a comment below or join in the discussion on our Facebook page