The Woolies run
We try to make do with everything we order in our weekly grocery box delivery, but there are items we need to top up that we can quickly collect at our local supermarket. Cat litter, grain-free dog food and sometimes other items that appear on special. It's difficult to stick to just the one or two items and we've often found that we end up with an expensive total on our shopping receipt. Writing a shopping list and having a weekly meal plan (even a rough idea of what we want to prepare) is essential to keep costs low by purchasing only what we need... Then there's shopping with a baby and who knows what will end up in the trolley.
The trick is to give her something to play with, something indestructible that you can place back on the shelf at the last minute or something you intend to purchase anyway.
Woolworths offer free fruit for children whilst you shop, which is a clever idea. Healthy too.
We like to hand the items we choose to purchase to Love so she can place them in the trolley. Instead of using the trolley seat (which she tends to climb out of), we place her on a thick jumper in the trolley and she is content to sit in there to help us shop.
We're looking forward to ordering from our regular organic grocer again soon after they re-open following the Christmas and New Year's break.
You may also spy some organic toddler formula in the trolley. We've decided to give it at try since I am working more and often away from Love for ten or more hours a day, three days each week.
We'll let you know how that goes and whether or not we return that second tin. If I'm being honest with myself, I'm rather uneasy about giving her formula as I'd prefer to continue breastfeeding but my supply has decreased, despite expressing at work.
I'd love to hear about your experience with formula and if anyone chose to use formula in addition to breastfeeding. I understand this can be a topic that can carry great emotional weight, as well as strong opinions, so I'm grateful for anyone who is able to share their experience.
Thank you, mamas xx