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AuntiePickleBottom Mon 01-Aug-11 15:55:16

What age limit is there on the trolley seat

sparkle12mar08 Mon 01-Aug-11 15:56:17

There isn't, it's usually a weight limit.

pinkthechaffinch Mon 01-Aug-11 15:56:59

When they're too big/heavy to get into the seat.

With ds it was around 4-he wa a 25th centile biddable chap.

with dd it will prob be sooner-she is tall, big and stubborn.

ChitChattingagain Mon 01-Aug-11 15:58:15

As the supermarket near us only has a single seater trolleys, DS1 had to walk around after 2 1/2!!!!

Mumwithadragontattoo Mon 01-Aug-11 16:21:25

The weight limit is 15kg so around 3 - 3.5 years for an average sized child. My DD is 3 and a bit and can just about squeeze in but not for much longer.

ChristinedePizan Mon 01-Aug-11 16:25:10

DS is nearly 4 1/2 and just under 16kg. I still put him in there - he's skinny and it's easier than letting him run about

theowlwhowasafraidofthedark Mon 01-Aug-11 16:25:55

God never. I'm intending to leave her at home for both our sakes...

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 01-Aug-11 16:26:42

Whenever they can't be persuaded into the trolley!

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 01-Aug-11 16:27:02

dd1 is tall and heavy, and so has been walking round since a bit before 3. i was also pg and couldn't be fagged lifting her in and out of the seat.

Carrotsandcelery Mon 01-Aug-11 16:28:55

Beware! I still have vivid memories of ds getting stuck in a supermarket trolley seat when he was far too old/big to be in one (he was a runner!) and having to ask a tall man nearby to free him for me blush

AuntiePickleBottom Mon 01-Aug-11 16:29:29

Looks like ( 2 will be out of the seat before long... She has long legs and I am struggling to get her in there now

LaWeasel Mon 01-Aug-11 16:30:14

I think they say 15kg usually. DD is 2.4yo and 12kg for comparison, but it;s pretty uncomfortable for her to get in/out because of the angle of the leg holes...

anyhow. We don't bother, as generally have pushchair so if she misbehaves she gets strapped in the pushchair instead.

MadameOvary Mon 01-Aug-11 16:34:40

I wanted DD to walk around asap to get her used to seeing things and not getting them. Well that was the plan anyway! Sometimes she walks and sometimes she doesn't. But very soon she won't be able to fit in the trolley so walking it will be.

I mostly get home deliveries grin

Insomnia11 Mon 01-Aug-11 16:40:37

DD2 is 2 and half and about the 15kg mark - she is very tall, more like a three and a half year old and I don't think I've put her in the shopping trolley since she was 22 months or so. But I only go with her for a top up shop, main weekly shop is delivered. DD1 is about 75th centile and probably went in the trolley until she was 3.

onepieceofcremeegg Mon 01-Aug-11 16:42:07

My brother fell out/tipped up trolley at about age 3. But this was in the dark ages (Mid 70s) and trolleys were a lot smaller then.

If child is tall you can't physically bend their legs in beyond about 2.5/3 years, depending on size.

ChristinedePizan Mon 01-Aug-11 16:43:27

Yes I suspect delivery food is going to be the way to go very soon. He hasn't got stuck yet but it's not going to be much longer. Being on the 30th centile has few advantages but this is one of them grin

Maryz Mon 01-Aug-11 16:45:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

yoshiLunk Mon 01-Aug-11 16:46:39

DS is four and still sits in the seat sometimes. I have to say though it does take a bit of teamwork and timing to get him in and out without breaking any parts or having parts pulled out of sockets. grin

I should also add that I put him in not because he is lazy or runs amuck, it is purely for his own safety - supermarkets are not very friendly places to walk around.

LadyOfTheManor Mon 01-Aug-11 16:52:17

My son is 17 months and I let him walk (on reigns) around if I'm just nipping in. It usually happens that half way around he decides to get out and eat random things from the shelves.

I'd say it goes by weight.

TheHumanCatapult Mon 01-Aug-11 16:59:56

ds is 6 and still can fit in but he has sn hence sitting in chair and he is very very small .only just over 15kg now and 98cm

spiderpig8 Mon 01-Aug-11 18:55:01

I am a bit surprised at people putting 3+ s in a trolley.I think of them as being for toddlers up to 2 really, at a push 2.5 but 3 or more? No way.they shouldn't be being pushed about at that age!!

usualsuspect Mon 01-Aug-11 18:56:45

Until they are two big to squeeze in

usualsuspect Mon 01-Aug-11 18:57:04


spiderpig8 Mon 01-Aug-11 18:58:04

My 6.5 yr old DD is under 15kg but much taller than Human catapults kid.I think 105cm but she is very lean.i wouldn't dream of putting her in a trolley!!

usualsuspect Mon 01-Aug-11 18:59:52

Oh well. I would ,if they fit they can go in

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