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Dds 2 year b-day is coming up and I would like to get her a shopping cart and was wondering if anyone had a recommendation. I like the idea of the Plan Toys one but at $70 there is no way we can get that for her.

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I love wooden green toys but we couldnt afford the good one either. I happened to have a gc for toys r us and wander past a shopping cart for 5 bucks and well thats what ds has, and so far its holding on considering how much its bashed into walls

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We have the one by Melissa & Doug and it is awesome. I was able to shop around for a good deal and found it for less than $30. It has a seat for dolls that folds out like a real cart and the wheels swivel.

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My DS has the first years shopping cart and it was only $35 here in Canada, we bought it at walmart if that helps

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I have to avoid plastic stuff like this because my husband breaks them. I can look where I'm walking so I don't get why he is incapable.

I look around on craigslist for a lot of our wooden toys. I get some sweet deals.

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We've got the little tykes brand. I had wanted the step 2 brand, but when we were shopping at christmas time we couldn't find it.

It was easy to set up, and is sturdy and well loved. Even her brothers like it.

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I think the wood ones look really nice, but I will say my 2 yo is super happy with his cheap-y plastic one. He has only had it since Christmas, but with four kids putting a bunch of stuff in it, it has held up really well so far.

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We've got the little tykes brand. I had wanted the step 2 brand, but when we were shopping at christmas time we couldn't find it.

It was easy to set up, and is sturdy and well loved. Even her brothers like it.
Sorry the Step two is the one we have, I just checked, I thought it was the first years one. It is awesome. We only paid $35 for it and it has been used for numerous things that I'm sure that its not supposed to. My fiance insists on pushing our 15 month old around in it My lil guy loves it.

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We have the Little Tikes one and it is one of my kids' favorite toys--dd (almost 5) still plays with it and ds loves it. We've had it for 3.5 years and it still looks new.
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We have the PBK one, which is similar to the Melissa & Doug one, metal with a doll seat and strap like a real cart (and a cute little chalkboard on the front.) DD got it for Christmas when she was 18 months and loves to stack her plush in it and push it around.
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PBK metal w/ chalk board on front, can even hold a 30 lb toddler but be gentle on the wheels - they are easy to replace tho.

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DD received a wooden one from Rosie Hippo from my mom for Christmas. I don't know how much it cost, but I will tell you that it's phenomenally made!
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I will keep trolling craigslist but I can now put something on the Amazon wish list for the grandparents.

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We have the Little Tikes one and it is one of my kids' favorite toys--dd (almost 5) still plays with it and ds loves it. We've had it for 3.5 years and it still looks new.
ditto this! My dd is almost 6 and she's been using it since she was probably a little over a year and a half (she started walking at 19 months). So we have had it about 4.5 years. dd2 uses it too. She is 2. It still looks new. It take a beating and keep on ticking!

We like it so much I bought one for my nephew's 2nd birthday. He loves it too!

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We have the PBK one, which is similar to the Melissa & Doug one, metal with a doll seat and strap like a real cart (and a cute little chalkboard on the front.) DD got it for Christmas when she was 18 months and loves to stack her plush in it and push it around.
yup! pottery barn kids one is excellent!

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DD received a wooden one from Rosie Hippo from my mom for Christmas. I don't know how much it cost, but I will tell you that it's phenomenally made!



Wow.l I've never seen that Rosie Hippo one before. Beautiful.

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My 1st DD had the Little Tikes one (red/yellow?) but it was never a big hit with her. I have a new 18 mo old now (oldest DD is now 10, so it's been awhile since we had a cart!) and I wonder how she'd like it?

 

I've been looking at the metal Melissa and Doug ones on Amazon for about $35 I think. But I wonder about the quality? 


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We have the Melissa and Doug metal one too.  He loves it!  We take it to the grocery store with us and it keeps him occupied and he enjoys it cause he's helping.  We get so many comments on it.


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We have the little tykes one and it is 6 yrs old.  DS3 got it for his 1st Christmas.   Now DS4 is playing with it.  It is incredibly sturdy I have caught my 7 yr old sitting on it having my 2 yr old push it. It has gotten TONS of use.    "I" will use it to pick up toys ( load it up and push it back to the play room).   We have a lot of wooden toys but with the amount of time it gets rammed into the walls Im glad this item is plastic.   I have gotten them as gifts for several friends.


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we have the little tykes one too, as does the daycare i work at. i will say though, the older little tykes ones are better. theyre one piece, and i had to put mine together... and sometimes the wheel covers pop off when big kids, like my 8yr old cousin, are playing too rough with it.... the old ones though, man, they can handle anything, including a room full of 2 year olds, lol


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FWIW, I have the Plan Toys one and I don't think I would buy it again for two reasons.  First, it is really unstable, which isn't as much of a problem now that my son is older but was when he was 1 (he was a pretty early walker and I got it for his first birthday).  Second, the fabric bag has potential to get really dirty.  We have dogs and it is always full of dog hair.  It is removable and can be washed, but it is cotton canvas and I am really afraid of shrinking it.  If I were to buy again I would probably get the metal Melissa and Doug cart. 

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