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post #21 of 27

mennofied - I think it highly depends on the cart. This issue has been discussed & apparently carts have tipped over but I know the carts around here are a couple of different designs & I just make sure that it seems stable to me. There are some carts I won't put the bucket on but few stores have that style anymore (kind of a deep basket with a small child seat at the front). Some people will say that absolutely never to put a bucket on top but I think that is a little over the top.

 

fwiw - now that's it's warm I don't bother with the bucket anymore & just babywear - I just find it easier, but I seem to have babies who are not content to sit in the bucket.

 

post #22 of 27
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You mean how it clicks in on the child seat rail and baby is facing you? That's what the clerks showed me to do! It's not safe?! How do you position the car seat?



Yeah, I've been told never to click or place a car seat onto a cart. The seat can fall off, or the cart can tip over. I remember this happening maybe a year ago to a mama on mothering. Her baby ended up in the hospital with a fractured skull, but luckily recovered fine. You can place the car seat all the way into the main part of the cart (which doesn't do much for you as you then have no room for groceries), wear the baby in a sling, or snap the car seat into a snap n go and use the stroller basket for shopping.

 

edited to add: you can find a rather heated but helpful discussion on this issue here: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/878348/car-seats-and-shopping-carts

post #23 of 27
My thoughts are that it changes the center of gravity which causes the whole cart to have a potential to tip over, so it doesn't matter that the carseat clips in.
post #24 of 27
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If baby is in a sling then I can still try on jeans. If I want to try on shirts then baby goes on the floor on a blanket. Most of the time with a baby or any children, you aren't going for a marathon shopping trip anyway. It is more like buy the first things that fit so this has always worked!


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I don't really like shopping with friends... or shopping at all for that matter, but I certainly don't want to have to return anything, which just prolongs the unpleasant task of shopping, so I put Moo on the floor on my coat or on a blanket and that's that. Easy peasy,..

 

Incidentally, the very few times I've taken the stroller out, I've only used it as a shopping cart to carry bags or coats. I'm guessing I'll use it more when he gets older? I don't know...

 

 

post #25 of 27
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all of your replies. I thought I would update on this. I love babywearing but my preference for big shopping trips now is the carseat in the cart. He falls asleep and I don't have to wake him up to move him around or worry about his sleepy bobble head. But I also found that Old Navy and Target have carts with a baby seat and large fitting rooms for bringing the whole shabang into the room. I also discovered that postpartum bodies change very quickly so I recommend skirts. At least with a skirt I'm not constantly pulling up my drawers. I do wish they had pockets though. :)

post #26 of 27

Glad you found a solution OP.  This thread made me giggle, i didn't have the time/space/money to shop before DD1 was about 3 months old, and by then i'd had to pee SO many times with her in the wrap that i could absolutely try on jeans while wearing her! :D  After i had DD2 i made OH come and hold her while i tried stuff on, and when i have #3 next year...no idea but it's due January so hopefully i'll be fine slobbing about in whatever i won, however poorly it fits, for a few months at least...

post #27 of 27
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I also discovered that postpartum bodies change very quickly so I recommend skirts. At least with a skirt I'm not constantly pulling up my drawers. I do wish they had pockets though. :)

 

Yes! I'm so sick of trying to hike up my jeans, that I just live in skirts, dresses and yoga pants now....

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