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Its not okay is it? sitting/ standing in the shopping part of the trolley?

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Feminine Mon 30-Sep-13 11:46:50

I'm sure this has been done many times.

I'm thinking about it today though grin

If your child is too big to want or can't fit in the seat part you don't then let them climb in the other part of the trolley?

Filthy dirty feet where I'll put my food.

Standing up (dangerous)

I'm not being unreasonable to suggest that its the seat, or walk right?

I saw this with several families got up my nose wink

Oh and I know there are germs everywhere... this makes it worse

PigStack Mon 30-Sep-13 11:49:45

I let my child sit or stand in the main part of the trolley. The germ thing never entered my head. I would prefer him to be in there rather than running around the supermarket or picking stuff up and putting it in my or other peoples trolleys. Sorry about that.

GeeTeeEff Mon 30-Sep-13 11:50:10

I let my youngest sit in the big part. All food is in packaging so can't see how her feet will make contact with it. She knows not to stand up too.

FlapJackFlossie Mon 30-Sep-13 11:51:14

What about wet knickers grin

specialsubject Mon 30-Sep-13 11:51:16

People are warned against it because the kids muck about and fall out. Not too worried about hygiene, anything going in the trolley is either packaged or going to be peeled and cooked.

still, you are warned, so if your kid does fall out head first don't be surprised.

Igloofornow Mon 30-Sep-13 11:51:35

Who cares? Such a non issue, maybe those parents are just doing what they can to get round the shops peacefully and quickly.

Maybe they dint have someone to rake the kids so they can shop in peace, they might not be able to shop online.

What do you actually eat that goes in the trolley without any packing then straight in your mouth?

MrsCakesPremonition Mon 30-Sep-13 11:51:38

I don't think it's a good idea because it's not safe for the child.

However, I really don't get the germ-thing. I think that children's feet are probably the least of your worries when it comes to grubby trollies coming into contact with wrapped food.

Mogz Mon 30-Sep-13 11:51:46

IMO if it keeps the kid contained and mostly quiet them I'm all for bunging them in with the shopping. Those trolleys get hauled out in to the car park, left by running vehicle, left in the rain, hopped on by squirrels/pigeons/rats, handled by people who have coughs and colds and don't wash hands after going to the toilet. I hardly think a kids shoes are going to be much worse.

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Mon 30-Sep-13 11:52:15

Your food has packaging on it. And if it doesn't, I assume you wash it before you eat it anyway?

I sometimes let toddler DS sit in the main bit of the trolley if he's being particularly difficult about sitting in the seat. He's usually fine, but the idea of letting him walk around the shop brings me out in cold sweats. He's a human wrecking ball.

Igloofornow Mon 30-Sep-13 11:52:19

Don't and take hmm

Locketjuice Mon 30-Sep-13 11:53:11


jacks365 Mon 30-Sep-13 11:53:25

Pet hate of mine. There's never an excuse for it as far as I'm concerned. You sit in the seat or walk (nothing to do with my dd destroying everything if she could reach the shopping)

froken Mon 30-Sep-13 11:53:41

Yabu germs don't survive very well on hard cold surfaces. Most food is wrapped unnecessarily in multiple layers of plastic.

I would be more worried about the outside of meat packages contaminating the trolley than a kids shoes.

Feminine Mon 30-Sep-13 11:53:54

Igloo what does that mean?

Feminine Mon 30-Sep-13 11:54:38

Well I think its lazy and adds extra crap. so there

elfycat Mon 30-Sep-13 11:54:44

Just let me get my 2 little terrors around the supermarket as fast and as quietly as I can please. It's for your own good too!

After hearing (and witnessing) the state of some warehouses where your precious'clean' trolley contents are stored I might have to dettol the trolley before I let my pfb in.

Maggietess Mon 30-Sep-13 11:57:34

I'm with mogz on this. Trolleys live outside most of time, have all sorts of germs on them, dripping meat, food spills etc, dirty packaging.

I'd have thought it more likely the kids pick up germs than the bottom of their shoes pass anything on! I'd be washing anything that came in direct contact with my trolley anyway or throwing out the packaging so not something to get up tight about.

And if they are happy and quiet then I'd be happy. My eldest enjoys it if I take the deep trolley when I only need a small shop and she gets in with her book. No big deal. And I put my shopping directly into bags with scan and shop so she's not sat in the middle of it.

mirry2 Mon 30-Sep-13 11:57:40

I would worry about safety. there was a tragedy some years ago when a child was either killed or seriously injured when in a trolley that toppled over. They aren't designed for children to sit or stand in (apart from the obvious seating area)

GangstersLoveToDance Mon 30-Sep-13 11:57:54

If I just have a few things to get and want to nip around quickly I put my 3 year old in the seat and my 5 year old in the main part. It prevents my 5 year old from lagging back/ daydreaming/wasting time picking up lots of things to show me. It makes my life a lot easier for those few minutes.

If anyone doesn't like that, my honest answer is that I don't really care. Sorry.

Feminine Mon 30-Sep-13 11:58:04

Actually I know why I particularly don't like it.

As I've taught mine to sit in the seat, I find it annoying when they are tempted by other children. my sister's sitting and standing all over the place!

PetiteRaleuse Mon 30-Sep-13 11:58:16

Yanbu but the hygiene aspect wouldn't cross my mind. Safety of the child otoh is even more important and there have been some quite nasty incidents where children have fallen out of the trolley.

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Mon 30-Sep-13 11:58:57

I do wipe the trolley handle if DS is in the seat because he licks it and people are disgusting.

absentmindeddooooodles Mon 30-Sep-13 11:59:05

Sometimes its a choice between ds running riot in the shop, pulling things off shelves, crying, screamung and legging it away from me at every oppprtunity.........or sitting nicely in the trolley with the shopping.

I see no problem with popping him in there while I shop in peace.

Fair enough keep an eye on the safety of the child......but germs honestly? Think about how many people have grubby hands on the many people sneeze all over it or how many babies dribble everywhere. Trolleys are kept outside with birds rats and other be more worried about all that than ds shoes coming into contavt with the same spot that my packaged food would too.

Feminine Mon 30-Sep-13 12:00:28

Toddlers I can almost get actually, I'm not too bothered by very little ones but...

what about over about 5/6 ?they can walk surely?

Shakirasma Mon 30-Sep-13 12:00:43

On the rare occasion I take 6yo DS to the supermarket I sit him in the trolley. It's the safest thing for him and other shoppers.

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