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22/06/2013 at 08:22
I actually have no idea what to do with S when food shopping! We had a little trip to Tesco a week ago, just for a couple of bits and I just wheeled his pram with him and car seat attached but still struggled to fit the bits in his pram basket. I think I've seen trolleys with hard plastic baby seats in? But are they ok for a 4 week old? Or are there trolleys that you can put the car seat in? Or is it safe to do this in a normal trolley? I'll do big shops online but need an in between shop sorting soon!
22/06/2013 at 08:25
You can put S in the baby seat of a trolley, he'll be fine. I'd just a) wipe it down first as it's probably filthy and b) putting a blanket underneath to create some padding as not very comfy.
Otherwise just put the car seat inside the trolley.
22/06/2013 at 08:45
He'll be for in one of the baby seats, i'd just out a blanket or something soft underneath him.
The ones where you put the car seat on top are always hard to find IME and you need to be 7ft tall to see over them!
22/06/2013 at 08:57
WIth S I preferred the ones where you put the carseat on top (Waitrose ones are lower so you can still see, but all other supermarkets as BG says, you have to be a giant to see over!).
With P I put her in the plastic seats. No choice since S has to be in the trolley also and there is only a space for him in the ones with the plastic seat.
22/06/2013 at 09:03
I used to put N in the plastic seats that almost lie flat, I would put a blanket on it. Now I just push the pushchair with one hand, basket in the other and get N to pick things and put them in the basket!
22/06/2013 at 09:04
Either in the plastic seat or I put the whole car seat in the trolley if I'm getting a few bits
22/06/2013 at 09:06
As others have said, a blanket in the seat, and he'll be fine
22/06/2013 at 09:17
I used to use the trollies with car seat bits if available (though few near misses running peole down as couldn't see!) , otherwise I put car seat in a normal trolley if not doing a full shop. You do get pretty adept at carrying stupidly heavy basket and pushing pram 1 handed though ;-)
22/06/2013 at 09:39
I don't think the trolleys that you put the car seat in to are that bad really if you put the hood down? If I put him the seated ones I always put a blanket down first and give it a wipe if I've got some handy. If not doing a big shop I've also put the car seat in a normal trolley.
22/06/2013 at 10:04
I put h in the plastic seat, have done since he was small. I'm a harsh mummy, no blanket or wipes here either! He loves it though and is always looking around. When he was tiny he slept all the way round in the seat. Don't worry you'll be find x
22/06/2013 at 10:05
E was in one of the baby seats with her Morrck at 4 days old! Though mostly, and still now even I sling her round the supermarket.
22/06/2013 at 10:07
One reason why everyone needs a sling ;-
22/06/2013 at 10:25
Oh yes, a sling was a must too. In general though I stopped going and just order on line now, if I need to top up I just go to the local co-op.
22/06/2013 at 10:37
I used the plastic seats a few times but found E was much happier in the sling and dont even think about it now. For me going and doing the regular shop was a good opportunity to get out the house.
22/06/2013 at 14:49
Thanks a lot everyone. My list grew very long and then it started peeing it down so I bailed and did click and collect for tomorrow! But I will try the baby seat next time. Also found out that Tesco have a feeding room so that is my main fear resolved! I do actually have a sling, but haven't figured out how to put the baby in it yet!! Must try when feeling less foggy!
22/06/2013 at 15:02
Lamby I do actually have a sling, but haven't figured out how to put the baby in it yet!! Must try when feeling less foggy!
22/06/2013 at 16:24
Which sling do you have Lamby ?
22/06/2013 at 16:31
I found you tube much better for tying my Moby than the instructions. Once you've done it a few times it's pretty easy!
So far at the supermarket we've used the car seat trolleys but agree they are too high, when I've been alone I've used the buggy and piled shopping on the hood but not ideal really!
22/06/2013 at 17:23
Thanks, it's quite a basic one I think - called liberty, and is a wrap around a bit moby like I guess. My friend bought it me. I was going to see how we got on and then maybe go to a sling library if it wasn't working for me. I followed the instructions and tied it ok but it didn't feel tight enough then we couldn't get Sam into it! Will have a look on YouTube, thanks.
22/06/2013 at 17:40
3 children in and I've done all 3 of those options at one time or another. Nowadays it's online shopping only here but when no. 1 was small, a trip to Tesco was a day out, I used to quite like taking her. Pop a blanket in the hard seat and she'll be fine or put whole car seat in a normal trolley, though that does take up a lot of space so can't fit too much else in, or get one of those trolleys you can perch a car seat on top of but like others have said, beware, you can't actually see where you're going with a car seat in the way.
I did different things depending on how much I needed to get, how long we would be there, could I be bothered to get her out of her car seat or could I be bothered to lug the carseat out the car etc etc.
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