There were some girls in one of my Facebook groups complaining about mommas who put their infants in the seat part of shopping carts in their infant seat. This is something, I will have to admit, I didn’t know it was a bad thing when my kids were that age.
All our infant seats had a clip that put them securely (or so I thought) into that part of the shopping cart where a big kid would sit. What I learned from these girls, though, is that even though you think it is ‘clicked’ in to the shopping cart, that is not what it is meant to do. Therefore, the seat is not secure and you could be putting your kids in harms way.
I heard some not so fun stories about some of them who had done this before they knew better and their kids car seats flipped over onto the ground and upside down with their babies in it! Fortunately, their babies were buckled in and still small enough that the car seat protected them, but it could have been a different story.
The car seat can cause the shopping cart to become unbalanced and flip the whole thing.
So, the suggestion is to carry your baby in a carrier or put them in the big part of the cart.
It just so happens that right before they had this conversation, I took this picture:
She enjoyed being covered by the groceries. It was like a game.
Of course, if she were an infant in an infant car bucket type car seat, the food would just have to go all around her.
I highly suggest just using a carrier like an ergo or something similar. I always found it was easier to go shopping when the kids were on me and happy. :)
Most of the time, I carried my kids, but there were definitely times when they were in their infant bucket seat in the seat of the shopping cart.
Anyway, I hope that I have helped someone here that, like me, didn’t necessarily know that putting your kids in the bucket seat in the seat of the shopping cart was a potentially dangerous thing to do.