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Car seats and Shopping Carts

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:36 AM
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How many moms here put their Infant carseats in the top of the shopping carts while shopping?? I did...Until I just read an article about how incredibly dangerous it is!!! I had no idea I feel like a terrible mom!!  apparently there are 24000 injuries/ deaths a year from it! :-o

by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:36 AM
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Courtney610
by Courtney on Jul. 25, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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The important thing is that you know it's unsafe now, and won't do it again.
k9l1c5
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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I did not, I knew it was unsafe because I had researched carseat safety heavily while I was pregnant. It's good that you know now though, there are many people who never bother to try and learn about carseat safety.

Reese2010727
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:38 AM

When DS was an infant, I did it maybe 3 times. The 3rd time he almost fell off and I never did it again!!

MistyMoo
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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I've always put them in the cart basket
esox
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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I'm too short to see over him if I sit the car seat up top so I never do it. I'd rather wear him and have a full cart to out my stuff in. I've seen the new carts that are designed for putting car seats up top. I'm not sure that I would use them still though. Doesn't seem any safer really. Seems like the cart would still be top heavy.

MamaPeanut
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM
I did a few times with my dd before I knew. (2005)

I try to educate others as well, and prevent any child from getting hurt (and a parent from the sadness)
PeaceMuch
by Kali on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Yep I did all the time.
Retrokitty
by Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM
I don't it's really unsafe and can break the locking mechanisim.
amberNewman0213
by Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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I tried once befor I knew however I was way to short to see over the carseat so I could push the buggy.
Serabeth06
by Bronze Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

I've never used a carrier carseat.

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