3 reasons Trader Joe’s Makes Grocery Shopping with Kids Easier

Trader Joe’s in West Des Moines is one of my kids’ favorite places to shop. Not only do they have great prices on their organic and preservative-free food, but they really make their store kid friendly. If you have young kids, especially in the 2-3 year old range, you know that taking your child to the store can sometimes be a headache. Well, here are 3 reasons why taking your young children to Trader Joe’s can make grocery shopping a lot easier.

1. Tiny Shopping Cartss: My daughter loves the little kid-sized carts. I let her push it around and help put food in as we walk around. It’s more like playtime than shopping for her.

2. Free Sample Station: Yes, they give out free samples all day long. Towards the back of the store they have a devoted area that you can taste one of their products each day. My daughter loves getting the “Special Treat” and looks forward to it each time we go there.

3. Stickers and More Stickers: Don’t all kids love stickers? Not only do they hand out stickers at the checkouts (also organic lollipops too), but they have staff walking around the store that will come up and give my daughter stickers. She loves it. They even change their stickers for each holiday and season. So kids always have a new one to look forward to getting.



Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.

One thought on “3 reasons Trader Joe’s Makes Grocery Shopping with Kids Easier

  1. You forgot to mention that when they “find the pig” they get a sucker!! Always a favorite past time as we shop! 🙂

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