5 Tips When Shopping with a Toddler + Rachel Zoe x Quinny Stroller or Maxi Cosi Car Seat Giveaway!!

This shopping with a toddler post is sponsored by Maxi Cosi, but all opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for helping me to support the brands I love.

 Tips When Shopping with a Toddler by East Memphis mom blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsYep, I did it.  I took Leighton shopping on Black Friday.  We have actually done this 4 years in a row now, the first time being when she was only a month old.  It has kind of become our tradition.  Each year certain things about shopping with a toddler get easier, and then others just get harder.  That’s the thing about motherhood though.  As soon as you think you might possibly have some of it figured out, it changes. So, I thought I’d share with you the 5 tips I’ve learned for shopping with a toddler in tow. = )

1.)  Always pack snacks.  Even if the mall has a food court or 500 restaurants on site.  Pack some snacks.  Trust me.  Shopping while hangry isn’t fun for anyone, especially a toddler.

2.)  Make sure you stop by a store or restaurant that your toddler loves too.  Nobody and I repeat nobody likes to shop when they get nothing out of it.  It is already hard enough to hold a toddler’s attention.  But when you are going to stores that don’t interest them one bit, they’re not going to be happy.  Stop by Great American Cookie, Build a Bear or even Toys “R” Us, but make sure the trip isn’t just for you.

3.)  Go shopping with a toddler first thing in the morning.  Let them eat breakfast and then go.  This is usually their happiest time of the day.  If you wait too long, they will be worn out and will be ready for nap time.  And after dealing with a fussy toddler, you might be ready for nap time too.  = )

4.)  Pack a couple toys and pull them out when you really need them.  I usually try to pack something different that Leighton doesn’t play with often.  Something that isn’t too messy, doesn’t require too much work and you won’t be upset if it gets dropped or lost in the store 57 times.  We like silly putty or baby dolls.

5.)  Pack the stroller!  I don’t care if Leighton is 3, we still use the stroller on all our shopping trips.  If not, it will take us 3 hours just to get in and out of 1 store, and nobody has time for that haha!  Leighton still loves her stroller, and it is SO convenient to have when traveling and shopping!

We have had the Rachel Zoe x Quinny Mood Special Edition Stroller for 2 years now, and it is hands down my favorite all around stroller!  I wish we would have known about it when Leighton was first born.  It rides so smooth, is plush and soft, sleek with it’s leather details, has a large basket, has an adjustable height handle, and the seat can face either direction and also recline back.  This stroller easily grows with your child.

We also have the Rachel Zoe x Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Convertible Car Seat.  The car seat has the same great details that the stroller has.  It is so soft and plush.  It has a built in cupholder.  And it is safe for your little one and will fit your child up to 85 lbs.  I am so excited to be teaming up with Maxi Cosi and Quinny to give away either the car seat or the stroller to one lucky reader!  To enter, just use the widget below and good luck!  Which would you want to win?  What are your best tips when shopping with a toddler?

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  1. Annette

    If I win I’d like the stroller.

  2. Amy doerfler

    I love the rachel zoe stroller! So pretty!

  3. Samantha Englund

    Such a hard choice but I would probably choose the stroller!

  4. sandra

    I like the baby infant car seat.

  5. Ashley Perez

    I would choose the stroller.

  6. Kelly

    She is getting so big and snacks really do sound key!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  7. Stacey Roberson

    I would choose the stroller to stroll my little girl in style.

  8. Jennifer Rote

    I would pick the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller.

  9. wendy browne

    I LOVE that stroller! My son is just 2 and this looks so much more developmentally attuned to a big kid who wants to interact with his world.

  10. Alina

    I’d choose the Rachel Zoe x Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Convertible Car Seat. It’s both fashionable and functional.

  11. Brix

    I love the car seat. My little one is just big enough that he’s needing a larger car seat and this would be very welcome.

  12. Stafford

    Both are gorgeous. I’d get the car seat. Love that it has a cup holder.

  13. Amy Hall

    Hi, is definitely pick the car seat, it’s a great seat with nice high top harness slots to fit tall kids.

    I just wanted to check and see if you still have it installed as shown in your pic, though, because the LATCH strap is routed through the rear facing belt path and needs to be through the forward facing belt path. Seats shipped after May 2017 came with the LATCH strap pre-routed in the rear facing path. It always needs to be in the belt path closest to the rear of the vehicle seat.
    It’s so cool you got to review these! Not a seat there’s many reviews on it seems. Thank you.

    • Laura

      I got it fixed asap after we installed it in my new vehicle. Thank you SO much for the input! = )

  14. Sean C

    Love both items. I also love her diaper bag! I would get the car seat.

  15. laura bernard

    I would get a car seat for my kiddo! She is almost 4 and I would love a great new seat for our new car. Thank you for the chance!

  16. Rachel

    Okay first your little lady is just getting more and more beautiful as she grows up. Great tips because it is so tricky shopping with a little one! Big fan of Maxi Cosi and their collab with Rachel Zoe! So chic!

  17. Rachel

    If I won I would totally choose the Quinny stroller so we could look as classy as you when we’re around town!

  18. Kayla sheehan

    If I won, I’d love the car seat! Both pieces are amazing though.

  19. Lauren Hamilton

    I would like to win the stroller. Great post!

  20. Amy

    We’re expecting number 7! Either would be a huge blessing but we NEED a car seat!

  21. Laura

    These are such great tips! Thanks for sharing! The carseat and stroller both look like amazing products!

  22. Dana Rodriguez

    I love them both but I would probably choose the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller.

  23. Vickie

    Love their strollers and carseats!

  24. Allison Utter

    I love the stroller! I need this for my daughter!

  25. Chrissy

    I would definitely choose the Rachel Zoe Maxi Cosi Convertible Car Seat! I feel like it’s so hard to find a car seat that I like!

  26. Emily

    Great tips! I definitely agree with early in the morning. Best time for toddlers (and babies!)! I’d probably pick the Moodd Stroller because it looks like it would maneuver so well in tight spaces & of course it’s gorgeous!!

  27. meredith

    I would definitely pick the carseat!

  28. Cindy A.

    I would choose the Quinny Moodd stroller. Thank you so much!

  29. Tammy Woodall

    If I won, I would choose the Car Seat.

  30. Katherine Kreft

    If I won, I would choose the stroller. It would me to get more active outdoors.

  31. Joy

    I would absolutely choose the stroller and rock it everyday!

  32. Jessica

    She just sooo adorable! And oh wow, that’s quite a generous giveaway.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  33. Brenda Golkdberg

    If I won I’d choose the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller

  34. Julie T

    I’d go for the Moodd Stroller! 🌈❤️

  35. Katrina Brockavich

    I would pick the stroller. It looks so fun and my toddler would definitely enjoy it!

  36. Jennifer Barber

    I would love to win the stroller! Thanks

  37. JL

    Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller

  38. Jodi Boulier

    I would really love to have the Quinny Moodd stroller! It would be a blessing to have with my grandchildren. I watch them daily and the one I use is from a 2nd hand store. I thought it was fine and pushed ok. But that was before I put any weight in it.. This would be so nice and wouldn’t put all of the pressure on my spine when we would go for our daily walks! Loving it!

  39. Chrissy Lee

    The Stroller!

  40. Hideki Yamada

    I would take the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe Stroller

  41. Nancy Loring

    I would choose the stroller. I run everyday and this would be perfect for me to take my daughter along with me.

  42. Bridget Martino

    Super hard choice since we need both but I think the car seat is more of an urgent need.

  43. Annmarie W.

    I would choose the stroller! It’s beautiful!

  44. Allyson Tice

    If I won, I would totally choose the QUinny Moood Stroller!! I would LOVE a decent stroller to tote my babies around in!

  45. Perlita Mata

    if i win i would choose the Rachel Zoe x Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Convertible Car Seat. i love the features!

  46. Jessica DuBose

    These are both awesome but I live the stroller!

  47. Jessica Gipson

    I would choose the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller, very nice.

  48. Cindy Peterson

    The Quinny Moodd Zoe Stroller would be a fabulous gift for my niece.

  49. Gina

    Both are lovely pieces – I really like the design and safety features of the Maxi Cosi car seat.

  50. Katherine K

    We would love to win the stroller and get a new set of wheels. My toddler loves to go shopping but he’s only 2 so he gets tired and needs a place to rest his legs. And he likes being pushed around to and people watch.

    Excellent advice about going right after breakfast and not waiting too long! That’s when they are the happiest. And yes to bringing lots of snacks and some toys!!

    • Katherine K

      I’d love the Rachel Zoe X Quinny Mood special edition stroller. I’ve never heard of it but it looks so nice and much fancier than our bargain stroller!

  51. Mathew Katz

    Nice and pratical!

  52. Amanda Dhillon

    If i won, i would choose the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller

  53. Lisa Wilson

    If I win, I choose the stroller for my soon to arrive granddaughter. 🙂

  54. Kathy Blalock

    Either of these would keep my new grandson safe and mom and dad happy!

  55. Kellie lacy

    I would choose the carseat. I have another little one on the way , so this would be Awesome! Thanks for the chance!

  56. Lori Clark

    the carseat is super nice and would be really useful

  57. Jennylyn Gross

    Zoe Stroller

  58. Nicole Zerbini

    I would love to have the stroller for our new baby due in July!

  59. Vera P.

    These are great tips. I’m usually late out the door for everything! I think any of our outings would be easier if we made the attempt earlier. Definitely going to work on that and give these tips a try. I would choose the stroller if I won.

  60. meghan

    I would choose the carseat

  61. Onyinye Elochukwu

    I would choose the stroller if I won.

  62. Lauren Thornton

    If I were to win, I would love the car seat! How awesome of a giveaway!

  63. Julie B

    I’d choose the car seat, thanks for the great giveaway!

  64. joe laing

    I would have to go with the stroller!

  65. Jessica

    Definitely the car seat! I have been dying to get it for my son!!!

  66. Nancy

    I would want the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller, if I were lucky enough to win.

  67. Marci

    Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller

  68. violet melchior

    The stroller is beautiful!

  69. Elle

    I would choose the stroller.

  70. Lindsey

    Both are “to die for,” but I would choose the stroller!

  71. Latanya

    the car seat

  72. Missy

    I’d choose the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller.

  73. Laura Lanza

    The stroller for me.

  74. danica barber

    Never go to Disney with out one!

  75. Cathy Balogh

    The car seat.

  76. billie beal

    I gotta go with the stroller it would help s get around better …

  77. Megan Wilson

    I would choose the stroller. 😊

  78. Candice

    I would love to have the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller.

  79. mariya

    the car seat

  80. Ellie Wright

    I would choose the Maxi Cosi Rachel Zoe car seat for my granddaughter.

  81. Janalee McGee

    They’re both great, so it’s a difficult choice. I would probably choose the stroller.

  82. Steve Weber

    I’ve got my eye on the ZOE.

  83. Tawna Williams

    I would choose the Rachel Zoe stroller to use for my grandaughter

  84. paula s

    I’d choose the Rachel Zoe x Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Convertible Car Seat

  85. Stacie Humphrey

    I would love the Rachel Zoe stroller!

  86. Danielle M

    Stroller

  87. Judith Bayer

    I love them both but I would choose the car seat because that is what I need the most

  88. Cheryl Johnson

    What a neat stroller

  89. Kaitlyn Allen

    Would love to win!

  90. Angelique Moore

    I would pick the car seat. My advice would be to bring snacks.

  91. Esther Swartz

    I would love to win this stroller! What amazing detail and functionality!

  92. Joyce Harrell

    I would choose the car seat.

  93. Jessica Williams

    If I were to win this giveaway I would pick the Rachel Zoe stroller! It’s amazing!

  94. Stephanie Phelps

    I would love to have that awesome car seat. They both are so amazing!

  95. Vera Gonzalez

    The car seat would be fantastic! My daughter is growing and we love our little adventures.

  96. Karen Behrman

    I would choose the stroller but both would be a great prize

  97. Desiree

    Just had #2 in nov this would be amazing, also have an almost 3 yr old!

  98. Emily

    I would choose the stroller, it is so trendy and cute! Also looks light weight, perfect for the city! Thanks!

  99. Desiree

    Also i’d choose the stroller (Already got a carseat lol)

  100. john day

    could use this soon hopefully

  101. john day

    could use in 9 months

  102. Jessica Herring

    I would pick the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller!

  103. Connie Sullivan

    The stroller would be perfect…..New grandbaby on the way!! Yay!!!

  104. Celena Metzger

    I would love the stroller!

  105. Jan Warner

    The stroller

  106. theresa j

    I would love to have the stroller

  107. Kimberly yvette williams

    I love the stroller!

  108. Nicole Martin

    I would choose the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller.

  109. Jeremy McLaughlin

    Would chose the stroller.

  110. kathy Agate

    I would choose the stroller, so nice!

  111. Angelica

    Tough choice but I think I would choose the stroller!

  112. Natalie

    If I won I would choose the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller.

  113. frank agate

    the car seat would be helpful when visiting the grandkids

  114. Jessica Mcfarlin

    I would choose the stroller

  115. andace

    I would pick the Quinny Moodd Stroller! It looks so sturdy and comfy!

  116. connie black

    I would choose the Maxi Cosi.

  117. sandra

    i would probably choose the stroller

  118. LYN WILLIAMS

    The stroller looks amazing. That would be my choice it I won!

  119. Trenda Tillson

    I am in LOVE with the stroller!

  120. Kathy Linklater

    I would choose the Maxi Cosi Rachel Zoe car seat.

  121. geneva journigan

    this prize would be perfect for my new great grand son!

  122. Cynthia E.

    I would love the stroller, but with baby 3 on the way, we are in need of another car seat…so I would pick the car seat.

  123. Patricia C

    If I won I would chose the Moodd Stroller

  124. Jeannie Millsap

    I’d love to have both, but for now, I need the car seat!

  125. Rachel Travis

    OMG both are amazing, I’d have to pick that stroller <3

  126. Patricia Hoffmeister

    I would choose the stroller.

  127. Surinder gurm

    I would chose the Maxi Cosi

  128. Nadine L.

    I’d go with the stroller!

  129. Lesley F

    I would love the car seat

  130. Tara Z

    I would choose the stroller for my granddaughter.

  131. Wendy Thao

    I would love the stroller !

  132. Charlotte

    I’d pick that great stroller. Thanks for offering this!

  133. Sam Sasek

    I would choose the carseat!! I feel like I’m always moving mine from car to car!!

  134. Capucine

    So hard to choose!!!! I think I would choose the stroller. It’s pretty awesome!

  135. Torrie

    Great tips!

  136. Camille Taylor

    I would love the stroller.

  137. Robert Hall

    Stroller.

  138. Gillian

    I’d pick the Quinny stroller!

  139. Jyosthna kakkerla

    I would choose stroller! I love it!

  140. Kristina Prewitt

    I would choose the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller! Thank you for the chance to win one of these amazing prizes!!

  141. Dianne hall

    The stroller!

  142. Nedda

    I’d love to win the stroller! It is so pretty and convenient. I also take my 3yo shopping with me and am with you about the snacks as well as visiting some stores that he likes too.it makes all the difference. He will stay in the stroller during the shopping trip too. I don’t know what I’d do if he didn’t

  143. jean

    i’d have to take the car seat as priority

  144. Nadia Martin

    The stroller for sure ! I love the design and i walk so much that it would be absolutely perfect for baby and me !

  145. Maritza

    I would choose the carseat.

  146. Christa Bengtsson

    I would choose the Stroller.

  147. Danielle Levi

    Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller for sure

  148. Becky

    The stroller! I am a new grandma, and I would love to use this stroller!!

  149. Katie R

    If I won I would definitely choose the Rachel Zoe x Quinny Stroller!

  150. Anita Duvall

    I would choose the stroller. My daughter would love this.

  151. Eva Mack

    I want both but would pick the Maxi Cosi Rachel Zoe car seat so we had one in Grandad’s car

  152. michelle hill

    Rachel zoe stroller

  153. Meegan

    Wow, they are both stunning! I would pick the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller, it looks so nice and fancy! ♥

  154. Darlene Carbajal

    The stroller!

  155. Cheryl Burns

    would be great for the new grandbaby in Aug of 2018

  156. Ashley Spaustat

    I would choose the carseat because I am needing one for my 2nd child! 🙂

  157. Cheryl Burns

    I would chose the car seat

  158. Debra Guillen

    I would choose the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller

  159. Paula Brown

    This would be perfect for my new grandson on the way

  160. Gina Landry

    If I won, I would choose the car seat.

  161. Jamie Martin

    Zoe, please.

  162. Rachel

    I would choose the stroller.

  163. Will G

    I would choose the car seat.

  164. Erwin Carrington

    My wife is due July 13. 2018. i’ll just leave that here

  165. Tina

    I would choose the Maxi Cosi Rachel Zoe car seat– I love it and we could really use it!!

  166. Vikki Parman

    We could use the stroller

  167. Luna S

    I would pick the stroller if I won.

  168. Anel

    Such a hard choice! But I think I would choose the car seat , as we need that the most! Thanks!

  169. Harry Barbee

    I would go with the stroller

  170. Candace Galan

    I would choose the car seat because my baby is due in May and a car seat is more necessary.

  171. kristina juarez

    The stroller!!

  172. Jennifer Zamora

    I would totally go with the stroller! Strollers are so convenient and the Quinny is super sleek and stylish!!!

  173. Kenia

    I would pick the stroller.

  174. Stephanie Nguy

    I would def pick the stroller 🙂

  175. Audrey Stewart

    I would choose the stroller.

  176. Cassandra D.

    Maxi Cosi.

  177. Marissa Castro

    The stroller!

  178. Em Mahr

    Tough decision, but I think I’d choose the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller

  179. Megan Huckins

    I would love the stroller! Yippie!

  180. Priscilla

    I would pick the car seat if I won for my baby boy. Thank you for the chance

  181. Katie Bressler

    This Quinny stroller is so beautiful. I would love itnfor my little Scarlett ❤

  182. Addie Hall

    I’d love the stroller!

  183. Renee Smith

    That stroller is Aaaamazing!! I would choose that for sure. It’s so luxurious looking.

  184. Diana

    I would love the stroller❤❤❤❤

  185. Jessica Padilla

    I would choose the Car seat.

  186. Sabrina Foster

    So hard to choose! I would choose the stroller. I think. LOL

  187. Natalie Schilla

    I would pic khe Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller

  188. Carrie Goodin

    Im thinking the car seat woyld be perfect start to the collection.

  189. Jenny Hansen

    I would choose the awesome stroller!

  190. Natalia Loren

    As obssesed as I am with the stroller right now I’m on the hunt for a double stroller. I wish I had tips for shopping with a toddler but right now when it comes to shopping with a toddler I’m def. not #winning . These tips should help a lot tho, thanks so much!

  191. Lance

    I would choose the Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller.

  192. tina

    i would choose the car seat 🙂

  193. Tara Peterson

    I’d LOVE a stroller! we just had our third baby and could definitely use a new stroller. Thanks for the chance!!

  194. Stacy p

    So cute I love the stroller

  195. Teresa Fowler

    Would love a safe carseat for my two year old son. Thank you

  196. Gina Blades

    I’d choose the stroller.

  197. Sharada Maxwell

    I would love to win the car seat!

  198. Wendy McBride

    I choose pick the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller.

  199. Christina London

    I love both so hard to choose one. But if I had to probably the car seat because it looks so strong and safe.

  200. Courtney C

    If I won, I would love the stroller!

  201. MichelleS

    I would choose the stroller!

  202. Amber Cheras

    If I won I would choose the car seat

  203. Marilyn Nawara

    I would choose the stroller — nicest stroller I’ve ever seen.

  204. Valerie L

    Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller

  205. Rivka

    I would choose the stroller.

  206. Lorin

    I’d choose the stroller. It’s cute! Snack and toys for sure.

  207. Teresa

    I would choose the Rachel Zoe Quinny Stroller.

  208. Susan P.

    I would choose the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller.

  209. Mary W

    The Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller is my first choice

  210. Mary M

    They’re both great! The stroller would get so much use. I could do so many things and go so many places!

  211. Dandi D

    I would choose the Maxi Cosi car seat because I’ll need it soon for our third child!

  212. nicolle filipek

    Love the car seat!

  213. nicolle filipek

    Love the car seat! This would be perfect for my new baby.

  214. Lena

    I would choose the car seat!

  215. Daniel G.

    I like the stroller

  216. Jeanna

    I would choose the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller!

  217. Rija

    Love both ,so no idea 🙂 !

  218. natasha Lamoreux

    I would pick the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller.

  219. Shareena McKinzy

    I would choose the stroller. Since that’s what is needed for the baby

  220. Erin M

    I would choose the stroller.

  221. Sarah M. Stockham

    I would love love LOVVVVVVE to win this stroller. (you should see my stroller now :/) Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  222. Terri S.

    If I won, I’d choose the Rachel Zoe Quinny Moodd Stroller.

  223. shirley

    I would like the Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller.

  224. Mary Jacobowitz

    I am would pick the stroller.

  225. Arlinda

    It’s so hard to choose when my baby would benefit from either one, but safety first and the car seat would be a great blessing.

  226. John H.

    Quinny Rachel Zoe Moodd Stroller

  227. Jennifer H.

    Quinny Moodd Rachel Zoe stroller

  228. Breyana Esparza

    This would be amazing for my new nephew!

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