I'm personally a little grossed out by shopping carts. Various studies (from the University of Arizona and the CDC, in particular) have revealed what common sense tells you: shopping carts are DIRTY. As in loaded with meat drippings, assorted bacteria, bodily fluids, and even fecal matter. Yeah, eww.
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So this washable shopping cart cover will be headed over to my friend's house this afternoon, so she can have a little more peace of mind the next time she takes her littlest ones shopping. The cover is like the ones I sell at craft sales and in my Etsy shop (see the left sidebar if you're interested!), but I modified it to hold two children instead of one. I hope to post a tutorial at some point, too, for anyone who wants to make their own. The cover is stretchy, so fits on both standard and oversize carts like the ones at Costco, where I know my friends likes to shop.
I've been using shopping cart covers since my oldest was a wee lad, but he's growing up, and as a self-proclaimed big boy, he likes to walk along when we grocery shop. Unfortunately, he's still prone to wandering off, so I like him to stay in arm's reach. He could just hang on to the side of the cart, but again, eww, so we compromise and use a handle. I posted about the handle I made here, and really, I love it now more than ever. Super easy to make, so try it if you also have a wanderer!
Simple and brilliant because it works! How I love the internet for ideas.
Edit...a couple people asked, so here's a photo of how the covers fit on a cart. Excuse plumpness...when I made my first cover as a first-time mommy, I wanted my little guy to be super comfy as well as clean (=