Supermarket Survival Guide for Parents
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More and more, supermarkets across the country are catering to families with kids. Many stores offer supervised areas where children can play while their parents shop. Additionally, toddlers and preschoolers love the colorful “race car carts” that are gaining popularity in grocery stores.
Hauling kids in and out of the car, especially in bad weather, can be tiring for even the most patient parents. Shopping at a supermarket with a pharmacy, bank, photo developing area, and video rental section allows families to combine trips and finish errands more quickly.
When choosing a store, parents may also want to consider restroom cleanliness, availability of diaper-changing areas, speedy check-out lanes free of candy or adult magazines, and perks such as Upromise and school incentive programs. Check for availability of carts with clean, strong safety straps, too. And if you’re really fortunate, you’ll hit upon a store offering free help to carry your groceries to the car.
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