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How do you prevent your toddler having a total meltdown in the supermarket? The simple answer is – you can't.
When it comes to toddlers, they can be unreasonable and unpredictable and if they decide that right there, next to the yoghurt and the cheese, they are going to throw themselves onto the floor and start with the ear-splitting, glass-shattering screams there is very little you can do to stop them.
But there are some things you can do to try and prevent the situation and/or deal with it without losing your mind. Most of them come under the sub-heading of "distraction and bribery", which are two of a parent's most important child-rearing tools.
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If none of those things are possible, do your shopping online. It's not everyone's ideal way to buy groceries, especially fruit and vegetables as you can't choose it yourself, but when it comes to your sanity and making life as stress-free as possible, some things are worth a few spotty apples and bananas.