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#1 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:59 PM

DS has been screaming/ crying on and off all day because he is teething.

I really need to do a food shop but im 98 % certain if I went out he would throw a few big wobbleys.

Would you stay at home or brave the shops?

#2 FeralSis

Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:02 PM

I'd forego the potential stress and stay home.

There is always tomorrow...

#3 doubledelight

Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

Unless it meant starving, and even then I'd have to be really starving, I'd give it a miss and just have loads of cuddles.  Can you do a shop online?

Edited by doubledelight, 23 February 2012 - 03:04 PM.

#4 Guest_Nyz31_*

Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

Personally I wouldn't, because he'll be stressed, you'll be stressed and then you'll get home and realise you missed a bunch of things and have to go back anyway. But then, I'm a wuss and not up for a challenge.... hehe

Otherwise, have you considered online shopping? Probably too late for a delivery today but tomorrow morning might be available to you?

#5 Paddlepop

Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

Go to the shops. Give him some Nurofen or Panadol before you go. The distraction of going shopping might help him to feel a bit better.  If he's going to be upset whether you are at home or out then you may as well get something useful done. Perhaps stop at a park and go on the swings on the way there or back? That usually cheers my daughter up and tires her out.  Win-win because then she falls asleep for a while!

Thank goodness my daughter has all of her teeth through now. Teething was hell.

#6 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE (doubledelight @ 23/02/2012, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless it meant starving, and even then I'd have to be really starving, I'd give it a miss and just have loads of cuddles.  Can you do a shop online?

I can do online shopping but a few times ive gotten a few rotten veg and fruit or the have missed stock and im sick of chasing them up about it.

I think ive just got to get organised and do what the ladies in the other thread are doing, doing one huge monthly shop and then just one week shop to top up on fresh things.

#7 kajv2

Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

I would go - DS often calms down with the distraction of the shops. Plus then you have food, even if you only get one night's meal original.gif

#8 oNeLoVe

Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

I'd go!  It's air conditioned, the motion of the trolley and all the things to look at etc might calm him down.  

Just go.  Get him in the trolley, walk for a few minutes without putting anything in to see how he goes, and if he is still upset and crying you can always leave and go home again.  Or just get the bare minimum in a super speedy dash down the aisles and go home.

#9 tres-chic

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

I'd go if it really needed to be done, and just take a bunch of things for the LO to chew on!

#10 BornToLove

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:37 PM

Usually in those situations I go in and get the bare minimum until I can do a proper shop child-free. Or give her some neurofin before we leave and grab the largest muffin I can at the cafe before doing my shopping.  Bring a list and work fast.

#11 VintageEyes

Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:27 PM

I would probably stay home and just make do with what we have - perhaps get DH to pop to the service station for any essentials that were totally out such as milk or bread.

If you do decide to go do what BornToLove said:
QUOTE (BornToLove @ 23/02/2012, 08:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bring a list and work fast.

But don't go down the isles in order - get the most important things first. Might take a bit longer over all but at least you can cut to the checkout if DS decides enough is enough.

#12 mayahlb

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

I'd go but probably turn back half way there as the car would knock mi out. Also if I need to go shopping there is normally a good reason as I live out of town and can't just pop down to the shops. Also it can help just to get them into a different environment, something different

#13 lozoodle

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:00 AM

I'd go to the shops.  If the worst thing that happens is the kid chucks a wobbly and cries in the pram, then its really not that terrible.

I used to worry about that sort of thing with DD1 but now I realise it doesn't matter. Kids cry. They act up. They throw tantrums. They have crappy days. Its just what they do. You can't hide yourself away in case of it happening, just go out there and get done what you need to do. Go to your happy place and ignore the whinging. And stock up on wine and chocolate tthumbs.gif

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