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DH and I parked in one to take a pic with the sign to announce our BFP to his parents. He then mentioned how he had to get some drinks. We didnt move the car... I am pregnant after all. I was about 4 weeks at that point though, I stuck out my bloat a little bit for show
Other than that, I probably wont use them until I'm 8 or 9 months, I think they're silly. I always feel like there could be someone further along, or with pregnancy pains that could use the spot more than me.
TheMrs923:Only if there is absolutely no way I could park in a normal available spot. If I'm a perfectly healthy but hugely pregnant pregnant woman, I won't be using them.
THIS. I can almost understand a need for them on the way OUT of the store, if you already have kids with you. I can see how hard it would be to load purchases and children, especially if it's raining or snowing, etc.
But, I've never understood why people try to park closer to a store - You're going to be walking around IN the store for an hour while your shopping anyway, so what does that extra 50 feet you saved really do?
I'm sure I'll need the extra calorie burn. BUT, I think it would be sort of cool to have like a "Parent and Child" parking spot - not to save you the extra walking, but to hopefully make it easier for you to load your children and products simultaneously. Maybe make it right next to a cart return so you don't have to leave your kids in the car unattended while you return your cart.
InLoveWithBrett:I think when you can actually see a bump
I agree with this. It kills me when people take advantage of things when there are people who really need that spot. Sorry its more about where i live now. I dont like it here. lol
nic5606:Personally, I would only park there if I was huge and no other close parking was available. Or if i was pregnant(showing) and had other kids with me. I can only imagine how shopping with children will be. LOL.
umm yeah, most of the time it's a pain in the a$s, so please, save the parking spots for people with little kids! Walking pregnant alone is one thousand times easier than walking pregnant, pushing one kid in a stroller, while making sure the other one is holding your hand! Ok, sorry, I'll stop yelling now. :)
As PP mentioned, I always thought those spots should say "For our customers with small children" not "For expectant mothers". I figure expectant mothers fit into the first category anyway.
When my step kids were little I lived in constant fear of crowded parking spaces with two kids who love to run, hate to listen, and arms full of packages.
bfp#1 6/28/2010 edd 3/8/2011 dd born 3/16/2011
bfp#2 7/23/2013 edd 4/1/2014 m/mc discovered 9/25/2013 @ 13w1d
medical miscarriage 9/29/2013 @ 13w5d
bfp#3 12/6/2013 edd 8/14/2014 cp 12/10/2013 @ 4w5d
RayRay007:I have used expecting mother pkg maybe twice when the pkg lot has been jammed full. I feel a little bad bc there are very pg women or women with babies and car seats and such that need it more than me, but it's not like it's against the law. I just try to stick my bloat out so I look pg so I don't get side eyed.
No, but it is unethical. If you truly felt bad you wouldn't park there.
and I'd be the one giving you the side-eye! actually, with my raging hormones right now, I'd probably do more than give you the side eye. But hey, I'm pretty much out lookin' for a fight nowadays. sigh.
leneae10:If I'm well enough to shop, I'm well enough to walk my fat a$$ across a parking lot!!! That's how I see it.
THIS! We must share a brain!
I agree wit this. I always said that when pregnant with DD, I am about to walk around the mall or store aren't I? Although, now that I have a child, and live in FL where it will most likely be steaming outside by the time I am in 3rd tri, I may use them. Its bad enough getting DD and the stroller all loaded up in the car in this heat without being gigantic on top of it..so I may not want to walk those extra feet outside of the AC.