How to Put Car Seat in Shopping Cart at Walmart, Target

 

3 Simple and Safe solutions to get the car seat on the shopping cart…

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Here’s a scary fact: 23,000 children a year end up in the hospital According to AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) because they have fallen or tipped over from the shopping cart. Don’t be one of them!

Look:

There’s one bad way and three good and safe ways to put the car seat on the shopping cart. #1 is brain dead simple and I wonder why most people never think about it?

Let’s see the solutions already!

 

 

Best way to do grocery shopping with an infant car seat:

  1. Place it in the shopping cart – It’s FREE
  2. Use a Baby Sling – More room for groceries
  3. Use the Safe Dock – Best of both worlds

 

How not to put it on the Shopping Cart

Putting it on the shopping cart and balancing it is dangerous and it was never meant to be used like that.

The space is too small and an accident is waiting to happen. So please what ever you do avoid this as much as possible.

I’m a firm believer that most of the 23,000 injuries occurred because of this.

 

1. Place it in the shopping cart

The simplest and free way to do the grocery shopping with your baby is by placing it in the shopping cart.

It’s safe because there is no way for it to fall over or tip down accidentally, since it’s right in front of you and your baby will be surrounded with groceries.

But it takes up so much space!

Yes it’s true that this method doesn’t help much with space, but you could work it out by placing the groceries around the car seat. Or do frequent smaller shopping trips.

It’s free and you get what you pay for.

 

2. Use a Baby Sling (Hammock)

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If you’re doing frequent shopping then you will need this baby sling or hammock.

It’s quite easy to use. All you have to do is clip it on the side of the shopping cart. Place the car seat in the hammock and adjust the strap so it’s tight.

With the baby sling you’re getting safety and space for groceries.

When you’re done all you have to do is undo the buckle remove the car seat and un-clip the hammock.

The hammock is light weight and foldable so it will fit anywhere. You can just leave it in your car and use it whenever you’re going shopping.

 

3. Use the Safe Dock

More and more grocery stores have the safe dock system. Apparently somebody finally got the bright idea to protect the kids.

Having a sticker on the side of the car showing not to put car seats on wasn’t doing much of anything.

The Safe Dock typically comes installed on the shopping cart. All you have to do is place the car seat on it and strap it in. It’s works similarly to the hammock mentioned above.

The removal is the same you unbuckle the car seat and lift the car seat off.

The best thing about the Safe Dock is that gives the most space for groceries. There’s no room taken up by the car seat.

 

How to Put the Car Seat on a Shopping Cart at Walmart

The same way I’ve described above. You don’t balance the car seat on the Walmart shopping cart you simply put it in.

If you have a hammock then you can put it over the shopping cart and strap the car seat in.

Just in case you see a safe dock use that.

 

How to Put the Car Seat on a Shopping Cart at Target

At Target the procedure is the same. If you can find a shopping cart with the safe dock use that or bring your own hammock.

If all else fails you can put that car seat in the shopping cart.

 

Conclusions

There are a few ways to put the car seat on top of your shopping cart when you’re grocery shopping.

The most common way is by placing it in the front and balancing it with one hand. This was never really meant for use NEVER USE IT!

If you want more space or safety for your baby, there’s two better solutions: either purchase a sling that clips onto the side of the cart or invest in a dock system from stores like Walmart which will keep your baby safe while still giving plenty of room to load groceries.

Now you know three simple and safe solutions for going grocery shopping with your baby.

I hope you found this article helpful and if you did plus if you would share this article it would mean the world to me.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you go grocery shopping with a baby?

The top 3 Ways to do shopping with a baby:

  1. Strap your baby on you with an wrap
  2. Put the car seat inside the shopping cart
  3. Use hammock (shopping car sling) or the safe dock

Can you put a baby in a shopping cart?

Yes, you can as soon as the baby knows how to sit. This can be as early as 6 months old. Now keep in mind that your baby shouldn’t be left alone keep them in arm’s reach in case something happens.

Where do you put a baby car seat in a grocery store?

The best place to put a baby car seat in a grocery store is in the cart’s largest basket. Or if you have a hammock you can put the car seat on it and strap it in.

How to put baby car seat in shopping cart?

If you want more space or safety for your baby, there’s two better solutions: either purchase a sling that clips onto the side of the cart or invest in a dock system from stores like Walmart which will keep your baby safe while still giving plenty of room to load groceries.

How to put a car seat in a shopping cart?

The best way to put a car seat in a shopping cart is by using a hammock. You can also use the safe dock if your grocery store has one. Otherwise, you can put the car seat in the cart’s largest basket.

Can a car seat go on a shopping cart?

A car seat can go on a shopping cart, but it is not recommended. If you do put a car seat on a shopping cart, be sure to strap it in so that it doesn’t fall off. The best way to transport a car seat and baby while grocery shopping is by using a hammock or the safe dock.

How to put car seat in walmart shopping cart?

The best way to put a car seat in a Walmart shopping cart is by using the Safe Dock. You can also use a hammock, but the Safe Dock will give you more space for groceries. To use the Safe Dock, simply place the car seat on it and strap it in.

Are there any other ways to make room for groceries?

Utilizing a hammock or baby sling can also create more room without sacrificing your child’s safety.

Is it possible to find an item specifically designed to keep babies safe while grocery shopping?

Yes, you can invest in a dock system from stores like Walmart which will keep your baby safe while still giving plenty of room to load groceries.

Is it okay to balance the car seat on top of the shopping cart?

No, balancing the car seat on top of the shopping cart should be avoided as this is not meant to be used this way.

How to put a car seat on a shopping cart?

First, make sure the car seat is properly installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Second, use either store-provided straps or your own tether strap to secure the car seat onto the grocery cart. Third, ensure that all of the safety latches are secured and tight. Finally, verify that your infant is safely secured in their car seat before you begin shopping.

How to put baby in shopping cart?

Before placing an infant in a shopping cart it is important to make sure that it has been sanitized and meets current safety standards as outlined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Properly install any provided straps or use your own tether strap to ensure that baby is securely buckled into their carrier before placing them in the shopping cart. Once they are securely tightened into place you can now go about your grocery shopping while keeping baby safe and snug at all times.

How to put a newborn in a shopping cart?

When putting a newborn in a shopping cart be sure that all safety restraints have been properly fastened and tightned according to manufacturers’ instructions. Make sure there is enough padding around the edges of their carrier for added protection from sharp corners inside the basket of the shopping cart. Place them low enough so as not interfere with visibility or maneuverability when pushing through store aisles but high enough so they are out of reach from other shoppers’ hands.

Is it safe to place a car seat on top of a shopping cart?

No, it is not safe to place a car seat on top of a shopping cart. It can easily tip over and cause injury.

Are there any ways for me to bring my car seat when I’m grocery shopping?

Yes, there are ways for you to bring your car seat when you’re grocery shopping. You can either get a free car seat from the store which takes up space in the cart or invest in a Safe Dock system which allows you to securely strap in your car seat while having more room for groceries. You can also use baby slings/hammocks that clip onto the side of your cart and strap in the car seat for additional safety.

What is the best way to have my baby with me while I’m doing groceries?

The best way to have your baby with you while doing groceries would be using a Safe Dock system, as this provides optimal safety and more space for groceries compared to other options like placing them directly into the shopping cart or using slings/hammocks.

What should I never do when transporting my baby while grocery shopping?

You should never balance your baby’s car seat on top of the cart – this is very dangerous and can easily lead to tipping over and causing injury!

Last Updated on February 17, 2023 by Danny Reid

Written by Linda Reid

Hey there, I'm Linda, a mom of three cool kids. I've tried so many car seats, you could call me a "Car Seat Detective." Searching for the perfect car seat can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, but don't worry! I've committed to researching and reviewing car seats that are super safe, cozy, and great for growing kids. Together, we'll find the perfect car seat that keeps your child safe and cozy, and makes you feel like a super-parent!