Happy Thursday everyone!! I am so excited to share with you about my favorite new product that makes life just a little bit easier; The Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock.
Did you know that you’re not supposed to place an infant carseat on top of a shopping cart? I do. Now.
Before I read how unsafe this was/is I would always do it with my 4 older daughters when they were infants. Though the mom guilt is strong, I thank god nothing bad ever happened to them.
My hubby and I decided to do differently with my baby Lexi. In the beginning I figured I would wear my baby while shopping since I have seen so many mamas doing it at my local grocery store while I was pregnant but when she was born that was a quick fail. She hated it. She would cry within the first 20 mins, when I would take her out she would be drenched in sweat. So again, we decided to go another route and put her in the car seat and attach it to the stroller frame and have my hubby push it around while I pushed the shopping cart. That was a quick fail as well since she hated being in the car seat for long periods at a time due to her overheating. So at the end we felt defeated and decided to go the expensive route and have our groceries delivered to us which usually would cost us $40-$50 extra for each shopping trip.
One day I was scrolling on Instagram and saw another mama using The Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock and thought what a brilliant idea. It looked like the perfect solution for a baby that enjoys the breeze. Binxy Baby was nice enough to send me one to try and give an honest review. Once I received it I decided to take my little one to Target and try it out and for the whole trip, she was full of smiles. It has a little hook specifically for toys which I used for her favorite teether (oreo teether). I was amazed by how well she did, I took my hubby as a precaution just in case she threw a fit and needed to be carried while I shopped but there was no need.
My only regret is that I did not find this product sooner, The Shopping Cart Hammock is designed for children from birth until they can sit upright unassisted. My daughter will be turning 6 months in a couple of days and is starting to show interest in sitting up so I don’t think I will be using it long by itself but the great thing is I could still use it with my car seat (hopefully she learns to love her car seat by then)
The Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock is just what its name suggests a hammock for shopping carts.
It has big, sturdy clips that are 12 inches on both sides that clip over the edge of most shopping carts (20″-24″ wide).
Then the clips are secured by a Velcro strap. Because the clips are so long and it is secured with the Velcro, the Binxy Baby stays put and will not tip or come unhooked.
They also use two layers of upholstery weight fabric and reinforce the seams to ensure the product is stable.
It can hold up to 50lbs!
*The hammock won’t fit the large carts at wholesale stores like Costco (I did see a mom got it to fit on Sam’s carts) so that’s a bummer but if you are like me then you only frequent those store about once or twice a month.
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So for all the mamas out their that need something that is convenient for your shopping trips, I highly recommend The Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock.