17 Stress-Less Ways to Shop With the Kids in Tow

Running errands with little kids can be a hassle -- especially during the holiday season. Here's how to shop without losing your sanity. (18 Photos)

Ylonda Caviness on Dec 1, 2013 at 4:29PM

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17 Stress-Less Ways to Shop With the Kids in Tow

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Time it Right

Hit the stores when your kiddo is apt to be in his best mood of the day. For most kids, morning hours are better than late in the afternoon. Regardless of when you shop, try to keep to your child's regular schedule as closely as possible, breaking for lunch and snacks as you would normally. And steer clear of your baby or toddler's witching hour -- that period when he's cranky, whining and when all hell can break loose (and usually does). Don't set foot out the door anywhere near that time, no matter how urgent your errand may seem.

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