A shopping trip was needed after spending almost two weeks at home since E has arrived. It is especially needed since I was on bedrest since 26 weeks/mid-July! However, I did decide not to be EXTRA brave and only took E with me. I’m sure this is the first of MANY mama-daughter shopping trips.
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My first shopping trips with the boys, as newborns, usually called for lugging the carseat into the store, placing it in the cart, and having minimal space in the cart. When W was born it sometimes called for baby wearing. That wasn’t always an option because kids don’t cooperate all the time (shocker right?). I’d find myself putting one kid in the cart and either baby wearing or holding a kid while trying to maneuver the shopping cart and shop one handed. Do-able but sometimes not always the best way to shop.
I was excited to try the Binxy Baby shopping cart hammock since it meant that I would have both hands free and ample space in the shopping cart to place items. I’ve seen it pop up on Instagram from time-to-time but by the time I found out about it, W was at the point where he would rather be moving around. This is only recommended for use up until babies are 6-8 months of age and can sit up on their own.
I decided to break ours in for the first time at Target because #momlife right? It was easy to place the harnesses onto the sides of the cart. There is also velcro straps for more security. Once she was buckled in, E was more than content. The material used for the hammock portion is very strong and sturdy. You can easily place your baby still buckled in their carseat in the hammock since it holds up to 50 pounds (it’s been safety tested) and has an extra strap to pull over the carseat.
For this shopping trip it was easier for me to have E in it this way. She was awake when we parked and was getting squirmy in her carseat. I was expecting fussing if I kept her in the carseat. As we made our way around the store, there was nothing but cooing from E as she took in everything from her hammock.
Although this shopping trip only included one child, I can already see the benefits when shopping with all three of my kids. I can easy have W sitting in the seat and E in herBinxy Baby Hammock.
Gone are the days of me lugging around the carseat, placing it in the cart, and having minimal space for groceries thanks to Binxy Baby. I love this floral printed one but they have other options to choose from. This is definitely a must-have baby gear item!