6 Top Reasons “Car Seat On The Shopping Cart” Is A BAD Idea. #2 Is Heartbreaking

Here is a heartbreaking fact …

2. Babies have died from head injuries as a result of their car seats falling off a shopping cart.

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The sad truth is that …

Any injury or even DEATH (Yes. Babies have died from head injuries due to their carriers falling off the shopping cart) that has come from a carrier falling off the top of a cart is 100% preventable. Source: thelactationlearningstation.wordpress.com

It has happened before and it can happen again.

A three-month-old boy has died after he fell from a shopping cart as it was pushed over a speed bump. James Anderson Berg died after the car seat he was sat in toppled from the top of the cart in a Kroger parking lot in Macon, Atlanta. Source: DailyMail.co.uk

You can read the comments section on our Facebook page and you will see a lot of people saying that they have witnessed horrible incidents of carriers just falling off shopping carts with the babies getting seriously injured.

Having experienced seeing these firsthand is just something that they simply cannot get our of their minds.

It’s just really sad.

Finally …

Tragedies are preventable.

1. One child death is too much, too many. Let’s put a stop to this. Fatalities and serious injuries from car seat-shopping cart accidents are REAL.

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So parents, please take this seriously and protect your baby. Save yourself, your family, and your friends from grief with having to deal with a heartbreaking and tragic accident.

Just DON’T place the baby carrier on top of the shopping cart.

The American Academy of Pediatrics highly recommends NOT to place car seats on shopping carts and suggests the following options:

Get another adult to come with you to watch your child while you shop.

Put your child in a stroller, wagon, or frontpack instead of in a shopping cart.

Ask your older child to walk and praise him or her for behaving and staying near you.

Leave your child at home with another adult while you shop.

Shop online if your store offers shopping on the Internet.

Never leave your child alone in a shopping cart.

Do not let your child stand up in a shopping cart.

Do not allow an older child to climb on the cart or push the cart with another child in it, because it is very easy for a child to tip the cart over.

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8 thoughts on “6 Top Reasons “Car Seat On The Shopping Cart” Is A BAD Idea. #2 Is Heartbreaking

  1. If you can’t put them on the top where do you put them not in the back with all your grocery’s or on the bottom in the back the will slide around and risk flipping over also most stores should have a carseat latch bucket thing on the top for carseats if not what do you do carry them around and push a cart I don’t think so

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    1. You put them in the bottom or bring another person so you can have two carts. It sounds like you are making excuses to justify putting your child in danger. Maybe you’ll never have an issue and your child may never fall, but it is surely way more dangerous than you have considered. Maybe do some research and become an educated mother.

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      1. Some people are single parents and can’t always drag someone out with them. You don’t need to insult mothers for trying to make things work on their own. I’ve always managed to put my baby in the back of the cart or take someone with me but not everyone can. No matter what you do in life a baby is always at risk because they cannot protect their selves. What if you’re holding your baby and you fall with them? Then both of you have a chance of getting hurt. No one on this earth is a perfect parent. You can only strive to do your best. Everyone is so quick to judge someone else because they do things differently. It’s so petty and I get so sick of seeing it. Especially when people who don’t have kids throw in their imput like they know what they are talking about. This world is so screwed up nowadays I’m scared for my kids.

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  2. At 4 months and older a baby is prettt much old enough to sit in a cart without a carseat. So unless youre newborn is so active.it can flip the carseat over I dont ses this being as big of a deal. Especially if you’re a conscious parent and paying attention

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  3. When my son was little he threw a fit in his seat that was hooked onto the cart it flipped him over and he got tangle fortunately he was not hurt I was bawling crying others were trying to console me it doesn’t matter how careful you are bad things can happen I will never put my child in a cart like that again

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  4. TIP: put the infant seat in the large part of the cart and bring along an empty laudry basket. put the basket on the rack under the cart and fill it with groceries… bonus: makes it fast and easy to empty the car and reduces the amt of annoying bags to bring home.

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