The next time you go to the grocery store or supermarket, look around you. Chances are you will find someone with their baby car seat on a shopping cart.
Just the other day, I came across three different instances in a supermarket. The thing is, the supermarket carts had clear warning signs about not doing this, which were simply ignored.
Surely, it’s convenient. However, is it safe? It definitely is NOT. I’m sure someone is bound to say:
“I have always done that and nothing bad has ever happened. Besides, other people do it too so I don’t see anything wrong with it.”
Is putting your baby in harm’s way a risk worth taking?
Take a pause. Think about it.
A study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has this to say:
“Although a voluntary shopping cart safety standard was implemented in the United States in 2004, the overall number and rate of injuries to children associated with shopping carts have not decreased. In fact, the number and rate of concussions/closed head injuries have continued to climb …”
Even the American Academy of Pediatrics highly recommends not to place baby car seats on shopping carts due to the potential dangers associated with the practice.
Check out the 6 top reasons not to place a car seat on a shopping cart on the next page.