Let your kid "drive" the shopping cart
Ed's novel grocery store entertainment hack:
Do you go grocery shopping with your child? My son Joshua enjoyed going to the grocery store and seldom created an issue.
Sitting in the cart in front of me was good for me, but it really obstructs the view for your child. Try turning the cart around and pushing it from the front. This places the child at the front like he’s driving. He can see everything and is seldom less than an arm's length away.
Give him directions where to turn, and don’t forget to run into a stack of paper towels to two. Joshua especially liked
it when I’d turn the cart sideways and drive him right up to the item I wanted. He was happy to help as all children are and quickly learned the difference between a can of corn and a can of green beans.