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Am I being overly cautious?

At the grocery store, I carried the infant carseat into the store and put it in the basket part of the cart.  I didn't have much to get, so I wasn't worried about space.  I've seen other people put their carseat on top of where a larger child would sit, but that doesn't seem safe to me.  The cashier even made a comment about why I didn't just put the carseat on the top so I had more room for groceries.  So am I being overly cautious, and like so many people say, "Oh you must be a ftm...?"

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  • No, you're being smart.

    It's actually really dangerous to put the seat on top of the cart, and has caused several deaths when the cart + baby fell.

    But if you want cart space back, I've found it easiest to wear the baby while shopping :-) <

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  • No, you are the smart one.  It isn't safe up top.  

     


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    No, you're being smart.

    It's actually really dangerous to put the seat on top of the cart, and has caused s

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  • Nope not at all.  Babies have died from falling, in their carseat, off of the top part of the cart.  It is extremely unsafe and I cringe every time I see it done!

     

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  • I used to put the carseat on top - but I was always worried about it, so ended up putting her in the cart instead.  I didn't wear Pip because she would yell her head off - but if it was going to be a quick trip I would put her in her stroller and loa

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  • Putting the car seat on top can actually damage the mechanism that locks it into the base, rendering the whole car seat unsafe, not just putting it on the cart. No such thing as overly cautious, you're going it right, mama.
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  • what everyone else said... i just saw something the other day that the basket of the cart is the safest place for it...
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  • No, agree with PPs. DH has done this a couple of times because he thinks it's NBD, but you're not actually supposed to put it up there. It could topple over. I also wear DD when we're at the grocery store... and I've found that a Target basket fits perfec
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