Prop and Shop

Grocery shopping has been a chore since our son arrived in March.  I seriously couldn’t go without help for the first several trips because I never did feel quite safe with propping the car seat up on the front of the cart and if you put it in the big basket you can’t fit in the groceries.  It didn’t really matter anyway since he hated his car seat.  Shortly after he turned six weeks old I figured out I could take him to the grocery store by putting him in my baby carrier.  This worked out well as long as I didn’t have to bend over too many times to pick stuff up off of the bottom shelf – unfortunately the deals are often higher and lower than eye level.  Today I decided to go the grocery store and put my prop and shop in the front of the cart.  Our son has awesome head/neck control and loves to sit so I figure why not give it a shot.  Sucess was had all around.  He loved being able to look around at everything and flirt with the other shoppers.  When he would get bored he would play with the side pillows or kick the fabric front flap.  I was able to do all of my grocery shopping quickly and easily.  It was also nice to be able to talk to him about what I was picking up and have some interaction in general (something I was never good at when I would carry him).  I also didn’t have to worry about him getting ahold of the germy cart since all of the pieces he could reach were covered in fabric.  Anyway, I will definitely be using this EVERY time I shop now! 

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