Is there a weight limit for shopping cart seats? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-04-2010, 11:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
sparklett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cascadia
Posts: 1,185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My cousin and I were talking the other day and she said that her husband won't put their DS in a shopping cart seat becuase he exceeds the weight limit, but he didn't know what the actual weight limit was. I'm talking about the standard fold down seat that's on every shopping cart. Is there really a weight limit? I looked on the shopping cart and didn't see anything.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer"
sparklett is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-04-2010, 11:50 PM
 
lasciate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,085
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have seen a few that mention a weight limit of 35 or 40 pounds.
lasciate is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 12:24 AM
 
DahliaRW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Near the beautiful Cascades!
Posts: 6,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
All the ones I've seen around here say 35 or 40 as well. It's posted on the little plastic flap that the child sits on.

Happily married to my dh, mama to ds1 (01/2005), ds2 (07/2007)  and dd (07/2009).
DahliaRW is online now  
Old 06-05-2010, 12:40 AM
 
ericswifey27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ditto what everyone else said- maybe the printed warnings are a regional thing. Here in California I see them on all the carts.

Mama to my spirited J, and L, my homebirth: baby especially DTaP, MMR (family vax injuries)
ericswifey27 is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 05:47 AM
 
bobandjess99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Northern IN
Posts: 5,835
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've seen them, but I certainly wouldn't feel obligated to follow the limit.

CPST
bobandjess99 is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 06:06 AM
 
ann_of_loxley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 5,388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here - on the baby seat (and not just the child seat) - they have a weight limit sticker on them (its 9kg)... But I have never seen a weight limit on the fold down child seat. There must be one - but maybe more for safety reasons (not weight safety - other safety) rather than 'this trolley will not fall a part because your child is much too heavy for it!' lol...Cause I imagine those things are made to very VERY tough standards!

Mummy me : > Thats Ann! and my beautiful SONS Duncanand Hamish 19/09/05 & 22/04/10!
ann_of_loxley is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 10:26 AM
 
mamadelbosque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 6,810
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah... I'm pretty sure theres no limit on the seats in shopping carts... the abuse some friends put on a couple of them in college, and they stayed moer-or less intact (I think one lost a wheel...)... I really wouldn't worry... not unless your kid wieghs more than, oh, say, 100+ pounds anyhow
mamadelbosque is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Roxswood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: U.K.
Posts: 1,010
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
15kg limit is what I've seen on French shopping carts. Can't remember about UK ones, will check next time I'm there. Thats about 37lbs?
Roxswood is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 11:21 AM
 
DahliaRW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Near the beautiful Cascades!
Posts: 6,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I wouldn't worry about the seat failing. But I would worry about the cart being too top heavy with a heavier child.

Happily married to my dh, mama to ds1 (01/2005), ds2 (07/2007)  and dd (07/2009).
DahliaRW is online now  
Old 06-05-2010, 11:29 AM
 
JBaxter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes its either 35-40lbs. Its printed on the seat.

Jeana Christian momma to 4 sons Logan 18, Connor 15, Nathan 6, and bonus baby Jack 1
JBaxter is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Cinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
most carts have it written somewhere, either 35 or 40lbs....

Jillian wife to Ryan and mommy to Janelle Ashlynn (9/09/2002), Kincaid Chance (3/29/2004), Travis Neil (8/13/2007) and River Anderson (5/02/2009).
Cinder is offline  
Old 06-05-2010, 03:26 PM
 
beckyand3littlemonsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Leeds, England
Posts: 3,214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here the weight limit is 15kg for the fold up seats though my dd. who is about 15 1/2 kg has sat in one.

Becky, sahm to angel.gif25/04/2000 Chloe 12/04/2002 Cameron 19/02/2004 Caitlin 28/06/2005 angel.gif24/07/2006 and Caden 14/03/2008

Xander 19/05/2011
angel.gif 19.05.2012 angel.gif 18.08.2012 angel.gif 24.05.2013 angel.gif 25.6.2013 belly.gif 04.09.2014 uc.jpg

beckyand3littlemonsters is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off