Mom’s Genius Hack Shows We’ve Been Putting Kids in the Shopping Cart All Wrong

Whether you call it a “shopping cart,” a “basket”, or you’re one of those folks who calls it a “buggie,” we all know the struggle of lifting kids into a shopping cart at the grocery store.

But one mom recently shared a genius hack that’s about to change everything you thought you knew about parenting (inside of Walmart, at least).

Laura Castrillo says she was looking for ways to help her mom manage her two kids while they spent time with Grandma.

“My kids have obviously grown in the past two years since we lived in the same area as my mom, so when she takes them on errands and shopping trips with her, getting them in and out of the shopping cart isn’t as easy as it once was,” Laura says.

After her mom complained about back pain from lifting the Grandkids in and out of the shopping cart one day, Laura says she decided to share the “trick” with her, which she originally picked up from her stepmom.

The hack is very simple. Rather than hoisting kids up and over the cage of the cart, you simply LIFT the front panel of your cart and have the kids crawl right in.

Laura says she originally only filmed the hack for her mom. But after sharing it in a private Facebook group, the demand for it to be public was overwhelming.

“While it may seem silly, the comments I’ve seen from parents who hadn’t known about this little trick have really been great,” Laura says.

“Moms with special needs children who are heavy but need to be in the cart, moms who are in the final stages of pregnancy and have toddlers that can’t be left to walk around in the store, and grandparents like my mom who are disabled but love spending time with grandkids in any way that they can.”

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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