but do any of you other moms get pissed when going to a store and you find their shopping carts in poor condition or there are not enough family style shopping carts? I have 2 young girls and they really both need to be restrained by a belt. The store I go to rarely has the family ones available because they only have a few. The regular carts either have broken seats, broken handles, wire baskets in the front that have come un-soldered, or broken/ripped/missing seatbelts! I have brought up some of these issues to managers, but they don't seem to care. Cart covers are always an option but that usually requires a working seatbelt on the cart! I might be the only one who has issues with the lack of cart safety but I'm hoping other moms are also pissed about the lack of caring!Answer Question
Answer by 2mothershelpers at 11:30 PM on May. 12, 2009
I'm right there with you. I only have one DD, but I get really irritated when I get a broken cart!! Especially when I get one where the wheel makes awful noises all the way through the store...So irritating!!
Answer by pamelajqs at 11:30 PM on May. 12, 2009
LOL, pamelajqs! I forgot about all the broken wheels! And the rust...so frustrating! I have been contemplating starting a coalition of moms to advocate for better cart safety. I mean, they even post proper cart usage and safety ON THE CARTS! I love reading "Always use strap to restrain child" on the seat and seeing cut off/torn off or broken seat belts...real useful!
Answer by beadingmom17 at 11:33 PM on May. 12, 2009
Answer by ShadesofGrey at 11:45 PM on May. 12, 2009
Yes! Broken seat belts are the biggest problem. I have seen carts where it looks like some *idiot* didn't know how to unbuckle the belt so they cut it off, or belts that are tied in knots so many times that they are now to short to go around a dolls waist, let alone a child. It's just as bad at some restaurants I've been to. Broken or missing belts, wobbly high chairs. Talk to the manager of the store, and tell them to get it fixed. And if it's not fixed soon that you will call the Health & Safety department. Carts, highchairs, booster seats and changing tables are all things that need to be maintained and if they aren't up to safety standards the owner can get into trouble.
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