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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 Amber 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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