1) Plan my route ahead
She is usually attracted to toys or colourful stuff. So i make sure i avoid those areas. On days that i have more time, i would allocate some time for my daughter to explore. I notice that if i wait long enough, she will soon get tired exploring, and will then sit quietly in her stroller after that leaving me some time to shop for myself
2) Walk past quickly
When i happen to walk past a shop which i think is selling something that might attract her attention, i just walk by very quickly and wait at the other end. My daughter being afraid to be far from me will pause in front of the shop but quickly hustle over to me to make sure she doesn't get too far.
3) Pass my ipod touch to her
I have a couple of flashcards programs in my ipod touch to entice her to sit in her stroller and to keep her entertained Try to look up toddler programs in iTunes.
Hope this helps.. Just some tricks in my bag.. Hehehe..