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Supermarket trollies... AIBU

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LK2boyzma Sat 24-Sep-16 14:31:46

I think that parents/ adults should not be allowed to put older children inside supermarket trollies for health and safety reasons. I am a bit OCD and this totally winds me up. These little shoes go into toilets, step on all sorts including spit whilst walking out and about then they come to the supermarkets and get to stand in the trolley with the same shoes on! 😳
AIBU to think this should be a no no!

PassTheCremeEggs Sat 24-Sep-16 14:33:25

Surely most things are in packets? And you would wash any fruit etc that's not packaged?

Also the trolleys are usually kept outside where birds can shit on them etc. They're hardly sterile to start with

Frusso Sat 24-Sep-16 14:33:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Alabastard Sat 24-Sep-16 14:34:38

Trollies are kept outside. I'd say most of them have a good showering of fox piss on.

TeaBelle Sat 24-Sep-16 14:34:50

You are completely unreasonable based on your use of the phrase 'a bit ocd'. You have either been diagnosed with a mental health issue which no-one in the know would wish on their wort enemy, or you are a picky twat

PassTheCremeEggs Sat 24-Sep-16 14:35:31

Also I love the very specific detail of shoes having spit on them

WallisFrizz Sat 24-Sep-16 14:37:07

It really doesn't bother me. I work on the premise that trollers are grubby anyway so any food is unpackaged or washed before eaten.

BizzyFizzy Sat 24-Sep-16 14:37:07

Define older child

AdmiralData Sat 24-Sep-16 14:37:28

What Teabelle said.
I find phrases like 'a bit OCD' insulting.

HKHKHR Sat 24-Sep-16 14:38:06


honkinghaddock Sat 24-Sep-16 14:41:00

Some older children are in them because they have sn and there is no other way of getting them around the supermarket. Supermarkets have very few or no trollies for older children with sn.

WatchingFromTheWings Sat 24-Sep-16 14:42:34

YABU. I'd be more worried about the handle of the trolley and whether or not the previous user had washed their hands after sneezing/taking a dump. Everything you put in the trolley is wrapped.

HallowedMimic Sat 24-Sep-16 14:44:13

Shoes are the least of your worries.

Those trollies are never cleaned.

Raw meat from broken packets, spilt dairy produce, lingering bacteria and viruses from ill and unhygienic people.. The list is endless.

And they are left out overnight, so sunken clubbers often throw up over them, if you are lucky the rain will wash the worst of it away.

That's before you start dwelling on the wildlife.

keeptheheid Sat 24-Sep-16 14:45:28

No bother, as long as you don't mind shopping while my 2 y/o DD has a massive, loud tantrum in the next aisle because she wants in the trolley not in the seat.

BusStopBetty Sat 24-Sep-16 14:46:25

Trollers are filthy anyway, but I don't think it's particularly safe for children to sit in them. Far too easy to tip them over.

ElectricMelon Sat 24-Sep-16 14:52:35

Trolleys live outside and they are never cleaned so they are hardly strerile to begin with.

If you knew what a lot of supermarket warehouses looked like then you wouldn't be worried about the germs from a child's shoe getting onto your food packaging. Plus the amount of customers who handle the food with unwashed hands or drop stuff on the floor and put them back is high.

Also you can't be 'a bit OCD'. Very offensive.

donkir Sat 24-Sep-16 14:55:01

I think I'd prefer my 19 month old in the trolley rather than screaming the whole way around the supermarket. Most of the time he's happy to walk or go in the seat but occasionally goes in the trolley.
Oh and you're either ocd or you're not.

FrancisCrawford Sat 24-Sep-16 14:56:48

Trollers have a clear symbol on them showing a child in a trolley with a line through it. Not for hygiene reasons but because it is dangerous. If you've ever seen a trolley tip over and deposit a child head first into the floor, you wouldn't let your kids in there. You wouldn't let your children ride their bikes without a helmet because of the risk, so don't put them in danger npby letting them sit in the trolley.

Sorry! This is a bit of a thing with me, having seen a child sustain a serious head injury this way. It just isn't worth the risk, however much "fun" it might be.

PaulAnkaTheDog Sat 24-Sep-16 14:58:15


passmethewineplease Sat 24-Sep-16 15:02:15


The food isn't directly touching the trolley.

Not only that but the packaging is probably germy anyway! Think about where it's came from and how many times it's been handled on the way to and in the shop!

star15 Sat 24-Sep-16 15:07:49

You either have OCD or you don't. Not a bit OCD.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 24-Sep-16 15:07:51

When you have washed and disinfected your trolley, please steer it carefully to the 'grips' aisle and fill up.

Sometimes it is bloody difficult enough having to shop with a child without all the judgemental twats weighing in. Mine has ASD and when he could still fit in the trolley, if he wanted/needed to go in there, he would go in because there are even more judgemental twats weighing in when he has a meltdown.


JenLindleyShitMom Sat 24-Sep-16 15:09:22

am a bit OCD and this totally winds me up.

Did your GP fall asleep half way through the diagnosis?

Sugarlightly Sat 24-Sep-16 15:09:52

I have seen a few children fall out of trolleys (yes, even the deep ones!).

The seats are there for a reason and it's annoying for everyone to hear your child screaming because they want to go in the trolley basket but it's even worse for people to see a child crack their head open on the supermarket floor.

All you have to do is be clear they either go in the seat or they walk, they get it after a few trips to the shops (obviously excluding children with sensory needs around sitting in the trolley seats)

leccybill Sat 24-Sep-16 15:10:46

Maybe you should consider home delivery, op.

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