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To believe that kids sat inside supermarket trolleys is disgusting

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37KAT Sun 10-Jun-18 23:09:01

Just that really.
Never allowed my DC to do it.

I think it is gross that some guardians allow children to sit amongst the groceries in the supermarket trolley.
Makes me shudder that they could have dog shit or other unmentionables on their outside footwear. This would contaminate their shopping and the next unsuspecting persons. I also think it's dangerous having a kid hanging off the edge of a trolley. Pisses me off to see this. Am I alone?

KirstenRaymonde Sun 10-Jun-18 23:09:27

You’re bonkers

MrsDylanBlue Sun 10-Jun-18 23:09:53

Yes. You are alone.

AnneLovesGilbert Sun 10-Jun-18 23:10:11

shock you what?

RedPandaMama Sun 10-Jun-18 23:10:16

Bit OTT. Not your shopping and you'd have to be a pretty irresponsible parent to let your kid have dog poo on their shoes hmm I'd chill out and not spend your Sunday night stressing about it.

notacooldad Sun 10-Jun-18 23:10:29

Alone so far.

Wolfiefan Sun 10-Jun-18 23:10:41

I never put my DC in a trolley. I was scared they would fall out.
Your "contamination" concerns are frankly batshit.

WelcomeToGilead Sun 10-Jun-18 23:10:56

Nah I agree!!

But I do let them in b&q because there’s no food involved and they’re definitely better off in that out!!

GoldenMcOldie Sun 10-Jun-18 23:11:10

Unmentionables. Hahahaha!!!

Tipee22 Sun 10-Jun-18 23:11:21

Never bothered me tbh. I think if parents need to find a way to keep kids happy while they shop then it’s fine!

Chuckle65 Sun 10-Jun-18 23:11:34

I must say I agree with you OP.
I wouldn't allow my DC to do it although if I happened to pass another parent allowing their children to do it, I wouldn't really pay much attention to it at all

Thehop Sun 10-Jun-18 23:11:48

Here’s one for you

Don’t worry about dog shit

What about Dave scratching his balls and getting pubes on The boxes before he stacks them.

Lollipop30 Sun 10-Jun-18 23:11:49

Yep you’re alone. It’s a godsend for me having one in the trolley (until it gets too full) so I won’t be stopping any time soon!

BigusBumus Sun 10-Jun-18 23:11:51

Yeah you're alone.

Do you wash your hands 20 times an hour?

ShweShwe Sun 10-Jun-18 23:11:58

One good way to keep safe would be to NOT use a supermarket trolley as a dinner plate.

Oh and YABVU and bonkers.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Sun 10-Jun-18 23:12:03

I put them both in... 5 & 7. You would hate me grin

olivesnutsandcheese Sun 10-Jun-18 23:12:06

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cindersrella Sun 10-Jun-18 23:12:10

I couldn't do shopping if it wasn't for the trolley. hmm well I could do it online or when they are in bed but I like the shops in the day 😀

malfoyy Sun 10-Jun-18 23:12:19

My mum is always banging in about this being disgusting for the reasons you state.

I just think it's uncouth!

4GreenApples Sun 10-Jun-18 23:12:31

I don’t like seeing this, but that’s mostly because I worry about the kids falling out of the trolleys and getting hurt. They’re not really designed to carry children safely.

As for hygiene - most groceries are so packaged in plastic, cardboard or both, that the food inside won’t come into contact with the actual trolley.

Chuckle65 Sun 10-Jun-18 23:12:49

I'd rather they were confined to a trolley rather than running around the store or lying on the floor (which I've seen SO many times) while their parents just leave them to do their own thing

BastardGoDarkly Sun 10-Jun-18 23:12:50

I work in a supermarket, and have seen a couple of nasty finger bangs, scraping. So no, I don't like it either op.

Strictly speaking I don't think it's allowed.

KioraAdora Sun 10-Jun-18 23:12:56

There are probably more germs on the trolley handle or on the checkout payment keypad

I make DC take shoes off if they sit in the trolley. Leave shoes in the car.

Sidelook Sun 10-Jun-18 23:13:15

You may be alone on this!!

purplewurple Sun 10-Jun-18 23:13:22

Tbh I don't care that you think this. My dc is 3 and has recently took a liking to siting inside the trolley with legs crossed. Which I am all for because previous to that I spent most my time chasing the child round the shop or taking things off them as they didn't like to sit on the normal trolley seat.

So I'll continue to do it aslong as they enjoy it as it's easier al round for everyone. Presumably your shopping which has packaging has been sitting In warehouses collecting dust or dragged in and out of vans etc. Handled by many people to put the stock out or touch it. They could have poo on their hands or particles.

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