Supermarket shopping trolley help

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bloodywhitecat Tue 22-Dec-20 14:34:54

I have an 8 month old baby who is nowhere near to being able to sit independently and is close to the 9kg weight limit on the baby seats in shopping trollies. His head is close to being over the edge too he has poor head control so I have to take extra care to support his neck. I have no idea how I am going to manage the weekly shop once he out grows the trolley we currently use. Has anyone got any tips or ideas?

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movingonup20 Tue 22-Dec-20 14:36:52

At 8 months unless there's extra needs they will be very close to having full head control, my dd was fairly late at 7 months. There are trolleys that take a car seat too

Unicorn88 Tue 22-Dec-20 14:39:00

I usually bring the car seat and put inside the shopping trolley. it's very comfortable for my baby and still have room for the groceries, try to go maybe later the evening usually supermarket tend to be more quiet.
Best of luck

bloodywhitecat Tue 22-Dec-20 14:39:11

He has a brain injury.

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Snowbeau Tue 22-Dec-20 14:41:09

Yes, car seat would work. Alternatively the built in baby seats with a rolled up muslin to support neck control. I know the say up to 9kg but I would be happy using just beyond there

formerbabe Tue 22-Dec-20 14:42:57

Sorry if this is not suitable but can he go in a baby carrier attached to you?

DownWhichOfLate Tue 22-Dec-20 14:44:26

Can you do an online food shop?


easterbuns1 Tue 22-Dec-20 14:44:30

Do you ever carry him in a sling or carrier OP? That might be an option rather than the trolley? Also depending on where you shop they sometimes have different trolleys available for children / adults with additional needs to may be worth speaking to the store you usually shop in?

Mumdiva99 Tue 22-Dec-20 14:45:56

Can you leave him at home with husband/SO/Friend while you shop? I used to go late at night when mine were small so I bathed, fed and put them to bed then would leave to donthe shop - so OH only had to give cuddles if they woke. I would separate the shopping at the till and pack all chilled and frozen in separate bags - then when I got home late I left it in the car except for the cold stuff and sorted the rest the next day.

MarshmallowsOnToast Tue 22-Dec-20 14:46:37

We use a car seat trolley.

Fbtw Tue 22-Dec-20 14:47:01

What about one of the next things you get for car seats? Would that help?

Fbtw Tue 22-Dec-20 14:47:20

Oh ffs.

Neck things.

They’re like a half padded donut.

turtletoneless Tue 22-Dec-20 14:56:57

Have a look and see if any of the supermarkets near you have a GoTo trolley available. (Am I allowed to post hyperlinks?).

All my local big shops have got one, although sometimes you need to ask someone to bring it out from the back. It helps if you show them a picture of it too, the staff tend to know what it is but not what it's called.

ForeverBubblegum Tue 22-Dec-20 15:00:48

Would baby be ok in a sling, then you can push a normal trolley.

BogRollBOGOF Tue 22-Dec-20 15:08:35

I used to use a sling/ baby carrier.
I couldn't lift a car seat high enough or see past it for that style.
I also can't reach into the bottom of a deep trolley so use the shallow ones.

MotorwayDiva Tue 22-Dec-20 15:16:25

I never liked using the trolley seat for baby (yes I was very precious) I used to pop her in the sling to do shopping. Xx

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