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    Default Please tell me this is a 'stage'!

    Yep it's a stage - happened to DS around 15 months too. Walking is just too exciting!

    Agree with all PP suggestions, especially food. Also getting DS to hold things or put them in the trolley behind him helps to make him feel involved. I'll also sing songs, pull faces, etc to keep him entertained. I do get odd looks sometimes but who cares?

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    DS is 18 months old and he's been like this for few months now. He would scream and chuck the biggest tanty if we dont let him walk. If we let him walk he will just go where ever he wants to go. Prams are no good, he might sit or stand in trolly for a little while but soon gets bored. It was so bad that I just wanted to go home as soon as i step into the shops! So we have now bought a harness backpack and it works most of the times. Sometimes I try to distract him by giving him raisins ( his favorite).
    I hope this is just a stage they go through too

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    Default Please tell me this is a 'stage'!

    Quote Originally Posted by tubster View Post
    DS is 18 months old and he's been like this for few months now. He would scream and chuck the biggest tanty if we dont let him walk. If we let him walk he will just go where ever he wants to go. Prams are no good, he might sit or stand in trolly for a little while but soon gets bored. It was so bad that I just wanted to go home as soon as i step into the shops! So we have now bought a harness backpack and it works most of the times. Sometimes I try to distract him by giving him raisins ( his favorite).
    I hope this is just a stage they go through too
    Yep this is exactly the problem we are having, someone has lent me their little backpack thing to try so might have to give that a go. I guess we have done well keeping him in the pram for 6 months! (walked at 9 months)

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    Default Please tell me this is a 'stage'!

    My 2 are like this when not in a trolly or pram. It's very annoying. I hope its just a stage. Bring food for him to eat. It's what I do lol

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    Default Please tell me this is a 'stage'!

    My dd was the same. She's 3 today and it's really only been the last 6 that she is starting to understand what the consequences are for her behavior. So, if we go to the shops now and she begs me to let her walk, I'll explain before we go in that she is to stay beside me and no running off, etc. The second she wanders, I'll give her a warning that we'll go straight back home. If she wanders again or dosent listen to me, I pull all stops, leave the trolley in the isle, taker her out and literally drag her back to the car and home. This whole time, I also have a baby attached to me. But, she's got to learn. This is the only thing that is working for us. Lately, she has been exceptional and shopping is now beginning to actually be a great experience. We took her to a large market yesterday and she followed us the entire way. Not once did I have to remind her.
    So my tips: before you go in explain what you expect from them. Once inside, give a warning if misbehaviour starts. If it continues, take child straight back home. Works for us!

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    Default Please tell me this is a 'stage'!

    I forgot to say also that sometimes it might be a phase but for our dd, she is very spirited. Dosent sit still unless she's asleep. So for her, it's a learning thing. She needs to learn the acceptable behavior.

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    Default Please tell me this is a 'stage'!

    Not a stage here sorry. DS1 is 26 months and hasn't sat in the pram since 19 months. He loves to "push it" when DS2 is in it so rarely does a runner - he usually holds onto the handle and walks alongside (he loves "helping"). When it comes to grocery shopping I buy him a cheese roll from Baker's Delight and sit him in the trolley and hoon around as quickly as possible. Sometimes I let him follow me with one of those mini kids trolleys which he loves but he's usually so busy concentrating on pushing it, he ends up bumping into stuff a lot.

    Bribery and fast feet are the only things that work here!

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