Can I Put a Baby’s Car Seat in the Shopping Cart?

August 12, 2019

Can I Put a Baby’s Car Seat in the Shopping Cart?

You and your baby have been hanging out at home for the last little while, and you’ve decided that it’s time to venture out. Your baby’s safety is of the utmost importance to you. You may wonder what the best practice is for car seat safety while taking them out and about. Can I put a baby’s car seat in the shopping cart? What is the safest way to put my baby’s car seat in the cart?

Yes, you can put a baby’s car seat in the shopping cart. 

Keep in mind that shopping carts are typically a touch unbalanced, and adding extra concentrated weight (such as a car seat) can add to the instability. Some parents may consider putting the baby’s car seat in the child’s seat section of your cart, but the car seat can topple off the cart. It would be better to set the car seat down in the base of the cart. However, this option leaves you with very little space to store groceries or items to purchase — your main purpose for coming to the store!

If you’re looking for an option that keeps your baby safe while maintaining space in your cart for groceries and fun finds, consider getting a shopping cart hammock. Compatible for your baby in her car seat or out, this hammock provides optimal comfort and peace of mind. 

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You don’t have to worry about waking up your baby because you need to take him out of his car seat at the store. You can remove the car seat from the car and secure to the shopping cart hammock and then shop with him still sleeping soundly and securely in the car seat. 

Next time you’re planning an outing with baby, consider what you can do to make your child as snug and safe as possible. Remember that a trip to the grocery store or an indulgent stroll through Target can be just the thing to break up your routine and get you out of the house, so enjoy this adventure with your little one!