It got me thinking about shopping cart safety with infants. Are these carts I saw in Ireland a better solution?
If we had infant seats built-in to carts, people wouldn't be as tempted to put car seats on top of carts (which can be really unsafe because a if the cart tips can easily the car seat to slide off and injure a baby).
Currently the safe options we have around Indianapolis are:
1) Putting the car seat in the main part of the cart
(which doesn't leave much space for a lot of groceries)
2) Pushing a baby in a stroller and collecting groceries in a hand held basket, or a pushing BOTH a stroller and a grocery cart
(which can be a lot to juggle).
3) Wearing a baby in a sling or carrier while pushing a cart
(which to be seems to be the most convenient option, although it does take more work in the parking lot to move a baby from a car seat to a carrier and back).
What do you think? What is the best way you've found to shop for groceries with your babies and kids? Do you think built-in infant seats would be a safer option? I would love to hear your thoughts!
ps. Here's an article about car-seat safety with shopping carts in case you want to read more.