Shopping Cart Covers: Why Do I Need One?

September 24, 2020

Shopping Cart Covers: Why Do I Need One?

With Covid-19 still prevalent right now, you’ll usually see an assigned area for sanitized shopping carts waiting for the next customers. 


How wonderful that they’re taking the time to clean the carts. I love that grocery stores are taking our health seriously and responding to the common concerns of the moment.


However, those carts are filled with nooks and crannies. It seems like it would be really difficult to thoroughly clean the surface area. 


When you bring children along on your shopping expeditions, you know there’s that age where they’re just waiting for you to turn around for a moment so they can taste the handle. 


And whatever their little hands touch will eventually make its way to their mouths, too. It’s so cute when they suck on their little fists, until you think about where those adorable tiny fingers have been.


You need a cart cover for ..


1. Germ-Free Shopping


A recent study showed that shopping carts were much dirtier than public restrooms. Now with all this sanitizing going on, the statistics are probably better. They’re probably as clean as a public restroom. Which still is … worrisome.


With a shopping cart cover, your baby gets full 360-degree protection from any germs on the cart. This means you’ll also have a barrier against the cart if you try not to touch the uncovered parts of the cart. If you get sick, it’s likely your baby will get sick, too. Not to mention, it’s so hard to take care of a child when you’re ill.

Of course, if you don’t wash that cover in between trips, all those germs that were banished to the bottom will find their way to you and your family on the next outing. So drop the cover in the washing machine the moment you get home, and wash your hands and your child’s hands.

 

We recommend washing your shopping cart cover in a washing machine on a gentle cycle in cold water. You can wash the hammock and cart cover with other items made of similar fabrics – the hammock is 97% cotton and 3% spandex and the cart cover is 100% polyester.


2. Comfort 


If  your baby’s happy, you’re happy.


An uncomfortable metal seat is the last thing your child needs on a shopping expedition. We use premium, soft brushed fabrics that nestle your baby in cozy comfort. They might even doze off for a nap, leaving you the chance to shop in blessed silence. 


If not, the activity accessories will help keep them entertained.


3. Safety


In an attempt to keep their baby comfortable and germ-free, parents tend to perch car seats into the seating area. Even if it makes a clicking sound, the car seat can easily topple off endangering your little one. 


According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,


It is more common than most people think for children to be hurt in shopping carts. These injuries can be severe or even deadly. Each year approximately 23,000 children are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries from shopping carts. Most injuries are caused by falls from the cart or by the cart tipping over. Many injuries are to the head and neck.

Shopping carts come in different designs, and some may not be as stable or safe as they look. Before you put your child in a shopping cart, you should think twice about his or her safety.

 

If you try to avoid this problem by putting the car seat in the cart area, not only won’t you have room for groceries, your child may touch raw meat or areas where raw meat has been, and can become seriously ill. 


It’s unlikely the inside part of the shopping cart was sanitized.


That’s it. Those are our top three reasons why we think every family with small children needs a shopping cart cover. We’re pro comfort and safety, and we’re very against dangerous germs. 


Thanks for reading, and good luck out there, parents!






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