Now insert Luke into the equation. Up until now, Luke has been in my Ergo or Moby carrier during shopping trips. That has generally worked out well. But now he is much heavier, and much more curious. I figured we both would enjoy shopping trips better if he could ride in the cart. He sits up really well now, so I wanted to give it a try today. Thanks to a handy dandy baby product, I didn't have to worry about gross germs! He likes to chew on anything and everything, and all I could imagine was him leaning over to chew on one of the metal bars. Eeeeeks!!!!
It's called The Clean Shopper. Specially made for neurotic parents like me :-D It really is great though. He had a nice semi-padded area to sit. It was easier to keep his toys in the cart with him. And the best, no germ worries. At first he was a little unsure about being in the cart. He sat semi-motionless, almost afraid to move. After a few minutes, he realized he could move around a bit and he got really excited. He started pumping his legs up and down to make himself bounce. It was cute. A side benefit to this contraption is it covers my handle too!
There are a lot of baby products out there, and some are just worthless. It's so nice to find something completely worthwhile. <3