Shopko announces diaper give-away

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Submitted Megan McCarl, Shopko Associate

Shopko is excited to announce it is giving three lucky winners a year’s supply of Huggies Diapers.

Simply enter now through Saturday, Feb. 25, 11:59 p.m. CST, for a chance to be one of three winners to receive a prize package of a one-year supply ($1,000 value) of Huggies diapers. Share on Facebook with friends to receive an additional entry for each friend who also signs up.

Nervous about grocery shopping with your little one? Don’t be! Check out these tips for a stress-free and safe (and maybe even fun!) shopping trip.

Pack and prep: One of the keys to shopping with your baby is to make the trip as quick and as easy as possible. How do you do this? Get organized! Make a list of exactly what you need in advance of leaving the home—and don’t forget to make sure the diaper bag (or backpack!) is fully stocked. Diapers and wipes (or an extra outfit just in case!), a snack or two, and maybe a pacifier and burp cloth should do the trick.

Timing is everything: Avoid the crowds. Hit the aisles when it’s less likely to be busy and noisy—weekday mornings are always ideal or coordinate your trip for right after naptime to avoid the tired cries. Happy babies make for a more pleasant shopping experience.

Don’t forget the entertainment: Pack toys that clasp onto the car seat or the shopping cart handles for your tot to play with while you shop. Toys that clasp on will help avoid being dropped on the ground. Any favorite stuffed animal, blanket or comforting item will do. Distractions are welcomed, but you can also make it fun! Create engagement through song and learning, like pointing out colors, shapes and different foods. As a parent, you know what makes your baby giggle.

Consider a cart cover: Let’s be honest—we all know that shopping cart seats and handles are riddled with germs. Protect your toddler by slipping on a cover so that hands (and mouth) never touch these areas. (Although, it doesn’t hurt to be armed with extra sanitization as well!)

Most of all, don’t stress: It happens…babies have meltdowns. Yes, sure, it feels as if the entire store is judging your parenting skills when your tike has an outburst, but don’t get too embarrassed. It’s happened to the best of us!

Follow Shopko at Facebook.com/Shopko. Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt and other investments in market-leading companies.

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates 381 stores in 26 states throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 127 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; five Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; five Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 244 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.

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