Can I be honest with you? When I see a car-seat on top of a grocery cart seat I cringe. Hasn’t that mom heard how dangerous that is? Doesn’t she know she could be ruining the latch on her car-seat? Maybe she feels like she has no other option? Trust me, I felt like I didn’t have any other options as well! I knew the dangers of placing my son’s car-seat on top of the grocery cart. I watched this video and that was enough for me. So I chose not to do that. However! His Chicco Keyfit 30 would take up the whole back basket of the cart! I piled groceries in places of that cart most people don’t know exist. He had groceries overflowing on either side of him and I even found myself placing items ON him! The loaf of bread fit perfectly on his lap that first month! One day I stood there looking at the mess in my cart and I realized that had to be entirely unsafe as well. “What now?” I thought “I can’t possibly get to the store without my circus in tow.” I needed a baby carrier… and fast! But which one?
There were so many options and everyone had their own opinion about which one I needed. I headed to my go-to shop to buy the K’tan– certainly that is what carrier I needed. (I picked this one from the sweet picture posted on the box, and the fact it looked like the easiest to put on.) Honestly, once I got there the sales associate said I could try it on! Like, take it out of the box and actually put my son in it! He hated it. He was a huge baby and did not want to be snuggled securely to my chest. He wanted to stretch out and see the world! I tried on a few more carriers and was so grateful I got to test-drive them all before purchasing (seriously where else can you do that!?) Together, my son and I decided on the Ergo. We couldn’t be happier!
Having the right carrier has saved me so many times! I pop that carrier on and slip my little man in… We rule the grocery store now! He’s fussy at a birthday party? I can put him in that and rock him to sleep (and still be hands free for cake!) Honestly, I feel like Super Mom! Not to mention all of those sweet baby kisses I get to give my little man on top of his head!
Little Jagger is pictured in the Aussie Khaki Ergo Carrier $115.00