Saturday, November 24, 2007

Help! Crying baby flops over in shopping cart...

I'm hoping somebody out there can help me out with a solution to a baby problem... I used to take Seth grocery shopping every week in his infant carrier. I would take it out, prop it up on the front of the cart, and then shop while he sucked his thumb in comfort. Now that he's outgrown his carrier in length but not weight, I have to put him in the seat in the front of the cart. He is usually ok there for a few minutes, gripping the handlebar on the front for dear life, but after awhile, he gets tired and lets go, and then he slumps sideways and cries. It's pitiful. I tried out a Floppy cart cover today, and it doesn't help matters much. He's still too long and skinny to be comfortable in the cart. I tighten up the cart strap as tight as I can, and he's still leaning sideways. Anybody have any ideas to help me with this problem? Some sort of rigged pillow idea, maybe? I'm getting desperate. I don't want shopping to be miserable until he gets a whole lot bigger. Sigh... OOOOHH! Eureka moment! I could take some bungee cords and put them on both sides of him and put a super flat pillow around him and the cords in a U shape. I'm going to try that. Any better ideas? If it works, I'll post a picture. =)

5 comments:

Meredith said...

Andrew outgrew his infant carrier well before he could sit up.

I had to use the Baby Bjorn while shopping for a long, long time.

It actually works great because you don't have to worry about turning away from the cart and leaving the baby to fall or grab.

Momma B. said...

You could try getting two papertowel rolls to prop him up. I used to do that or milk but it isn't very comfy. Just something to help support him. Hope something works!

Anonymous said...

How about a little travel pillow or two to prop him up with and who knows he even take a snooze if he gets tired.

Anonymous said...

I used to use toilet roll packs to get him comfy, once he'd outgrown the sling. He found it a game; and I learned to groccery shop in record time.

Now we shop online, is that an option?

Kiddies in the Sun said...

Hmmm, well I had this problem with both Collin and Emma. I would use my purse/diaper bad on one side and a blanket on the other. Also using the cart belt. They did slide some, but he should be sitting ok in it soon. With Emma, this cart cover worked really well and I could use the blanket and diaper bag with it too - ht
tp://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=6457351
He'll out grow this soon and be sitting like a pro in it soon!!