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#1 BeYOUtiful

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

Is it ok to wheel a trike around a supermarket?
Or should it be parked outside, if parked outside where should it be parked?

#2 ~Supernova~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

You have to walk it, you can't ride it. Some shops will make you pick it up and carry it.

#3 Bomber girl

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

Kids trike yes.. 2 yr old on a bike to big to ride by self like I saw in my supermarket. No

#4 BeYOUtiful

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:39 PM

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You have to walk it, you can't ride it

My tush wouldn't fit in the seat lol.  
To clarify, it has a long handle on the back that I control.  The pedals to control cannot be reached as yet, so no wheelies happening or crazy kid zooming about.
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Some shops will make you pick it up and carry it.

Really?  That's crazy.  Kids hand in one hand, trike on hip, groceries on......head?!

Edited by ~Jane05~, 27 December 2012 - 02:42 PM.


#5 ~Supernova~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE (~Jane05~ @ 27/12/2012, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My tush wouldn't fit in the seat lol.  
To clarify, it has a long handle on the back that I control.  The pedals to control cannot be reached as yet, so no wheelies happening or crazy kid zooming about.


Some shops still have strict rules about it. DD was walking her scooter through Big W the other day and we got in trouble (we had walked to the shops)...had to fold it up and carry it. OH&S stuff apparently.

#6 AnotherFeral

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

I think if it's parent-controlled like you describe, it's ok, not much difference from a pram. Otherwise not.

#7 miinii

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

The one like you describe wouldnt bother me at all. Kind of like a pram really if its one that you control.

#8 Lucygoosey1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

Parent controlled ones are fine!  I took my DD a handful of times to the supermarket in one and I've seen them around Westfield too.

#9 casime

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

Parent controlled ok.  Once they become kid controlled then they don't belong in a shopping centre.

#10 Feral Nicety

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

Absolute screaming hissy fit about the child propelled missile trikes loose in the supermarket but see no problem about what you describe.  It's hardly different to a stroller really.

#11 -*meh*-

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

parent controlled "smart trike" style are fine... no different to a pram...

anything that is child controlled including those skate shoes should be banned!

#12 BeachedAsBro

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

You would have looked silly Tounge1.gif

LMAO. Just kidding. You've given me an idea!

#13 snuffles

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

IMO parent controlled trike is fine.  But the shopping centre may have rules about it.

Groceries on head... LOL... perhaps!



#14 Poss and Soss

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Stick steered? Fine. Toddler steered? Well good luck chasing them up and down the aisles and out the front Tounge1.gif

#15 BeYOUtiful

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

Sillier than normal BAB.

I can pat my head and rub my belly, so anything is possible!

I whizzed around Coles with him in it today and the only comment was from a little girl asking her Mum if trikes were allowed inside.  She looked excited at the prospect of doing it too!!
I didn't have my car or pram/stroller today, so it was next best thing for a 20min walk each way for little legs/traffic original.gif

#16 Avidlearner1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

Previous experience as an OHS officer at a large department store: Parental controlled pushers, trikes, wagons are okay. Anything else, banned.

#17 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

I take my son into the supermarket on his (parent controlled) trike all the time.  I just think of it as a pram he's happy to ride in, which doesn't put him to sleep too close to bedtime.

#18 Soontobegran

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

It's just a slightly different type of pram really. original.gif

#19 BeYOUtiful

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:37 AM

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Not if it's busy, no.

No one would say that to someone who had a pram though.
He was contained and would have been more annoying to shoppers out of the trike.
He is well behaved but is like any toddler, can't resist the urge to touch an item or two on the shelf.

I will do it again, I think we all should ditch the cars now and then (if possible).

#20 Holidayromp

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:09 AM

I am going to go against the grain on this one.  I would say no they don't belong in shops.  My question is do you push your child around the house in it?  It is an outdoor toy.
You may have control of it but unfortunately the last thing we all want is suddenly all the parents thinking that their kids can ride around on their trikes or they reckon they have control but instead are creating a nuisance for the other shoppers.  At least with a pram the parent has FULL control over it and the child doesn't have ANY.

#21 casime

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

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I'd think the same if the kid in the pram could walk.


I would much rather a child be contained in a pram, trolley or even a parent controlled trike than trying to toddle through the middle of a busy shopping centre and stepping in front of people with heavy trolleys or knocking in to other people.   Much safer for the child (and other shoppers).

#22 BeYOUtiful

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:54 AM

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I'd think the same if the kid in the pram could walk

Yes he can walk he is 2.5 in Jan.  It was safer being in the trike due to traffic.  I also wasn't leaving the trike outside of the supermarket to be stolen and there is nowhere to park such a bike. Now and then he is in a pram if out, but mostly a trolley.
The shops weren't busy actually.  How were you traumitised?

Holidayromp, i do have full control of it, as mentioned earlier he cannot reach the pedals.  It was actually easier and less annoying to others than trolleys that go all over the place.

I live in a friendly suburb and everyone smiled at him in it.

Casime, exactly.

Edited by ~Jane05~, 28 December 2012 - 07:55 AM.


#23 Cat People

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

QUOTE (Holidayromp @ 28/12/2012, 08:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My question is do you push your child around the house in it?


Do you push your pram around indoors?  Same thing.

I was doing it about 5 years ago OP and never had a problem.  It's exactly like a pram or trolley and I can not see pp's reasoning at all.  Use a pram, trolley or trike, what possible difference could it make to how busy it is?  A trike probably takes up less room - and is more controllable - than those supermarket trolleys.


#24 SaintJoe

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

QUOTE (Holidayromp @ 28/12/2012, 08:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am going to go against the grain on this one.  I would say no they don't belong in shops.  My question is do you push your child around the house in it?  It is an outdoor toy.
You may have control of it but unfortunately the last thing we all want is suddenly all the parents thinking that their kids can ride around on their trikes or they reckon they have control but instead are creating a nuisance for the other shoppers.  At least with a pram the parent has FULL control over it and the child doesn't have ANY.


The child doesn't have control.  It is steered by the parent via a stick at the back. There is no difference between a trike and a pram.

I do it all the time. my DS cannot reach the pedals and cannot steer. No one has ever questioned me. Nor have I noticed any judgemental stares. In fact often older people ask me what it is and think it's great.

Once DS realises he has control we cannot do it.

#25 Soontobegran

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

QUOTE (Holidayromp @ 28/12/2012, 08:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am going to go against the grain on this one.  I would say no they don't belong in shops.  My question is do you push your child around the house in it?  It is an outdoor toy.
You may have control of it but unfortunately the last thing we all want is suddenly all the parents thinking that their kids can ride around on their trikes or they reckon they have control but instead are creating a nuisance for the other shoppers.  At least with a pram the parent has FULL control over it and the child doesn't have ANY.



Is it just me who prefers 2 year olds restrained in supermarkets?

A toddler on the move is far more of a hazard than one who is sitting in a parent controlled stroller, a parent controlled trike or a trolley for that matter.






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