Jump to content

Kids Trike inside a Supermarket?


  • Please log in to reply
28 replies to this topic

#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 Mrs Lannister

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

QUOTE
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.
QUOTE
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 Acidulous Osprey

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 Bob-the-skull

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

QUOTE
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

QUOTE
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

QUOTE
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 it'stime

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.

#24 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.



#25 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

I use to walk to Coles all the time when DS was a toddler with him on the trike and me pushing it. He couldn't pedal yet and was over the pram. He would stay on the trike throughout our little shop and all was fine. I probably wouldn't go during peak time but during the day when it is quieter I think ok.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Tell us what you think

to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards

What not to say to a new mum

Some phrases just pop out before you really think about them, but there are some things you should try to not say to a new mum.

Why I'm glad to be an indulgent granny

The phone calls started a couple of weeks ago. At about 5.30 each evening - if I am lucky - I will be greeted by a sweet, excited voice declaring: "'Allo Annie".

Is this the worst relationship advice ever published?

You sometimes have to wonder whether relationship/sex advice from magazines is designed to help or humiliate.

How you talk to your baby now can impact social skills later

People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Scientists predict when you should start a family

Scientists have calculated at exactly what age you need to start trying to get pregnant to have the best chance of realising your dream. 

Differently abled child

When 'protecting' a child is really a cover for judgement

Why are people so concerned for this happy child and his mother?

When toddlers have strange obsessions

When it comes to two-year-olds and birthday cakes there are a few requests that are usually at the top of the list. But a cake featuring a local personal injury lawyer?

When Mama Bear strikes

When we become mums, our instinct to protect our children and keep them safe from harm is so strong we're often likened to a Mama Bear protecting her cubs.  

Immunity boosters for kids

There are no guaranteed ways to avoid the dreaded winter illnesses completely, but there are ways we can boost our children's immunity.

Mum shares portrait of her proudly breastfeeding three-year-old

Jade Beall usually chooses to breastfeed her son, now 3, in private. This week, however, she shared portraits of her breastfeeding her preschooler.

Dealing with a toddler's morning tantrums

Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?

Child in suitcase 'could have died eight years ago'

A child whose remains were dumped in a suitcase in the South Australian bush is believed to have been a girl aged between two-and-a-half to four.

MP breastfeeds baby during parliamentary session

An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.

My baby's first seizure

It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.

Portable pools 'more dangerous than permanent ones'

Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.

Heartbreaking moment mum kisses her one-week-old goodbye

At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

The funny things kids say when you're pregnant

Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.

The real problem with having one child

In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.

Six-week-old baby found dead, believed stabbed

A neighbour heard a child screaming before a baby was found dead, believed to have been stabbed, in a house in Newcastle.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

How having a baby can bring on OCD

We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.

IVF gender selection being considered for Australian parents

Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.

The best age to get married (according to the latest study)

Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Tell us what you think

to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards

Why I'm choosing to be a single mother right from the start

I believe that you get out of families what you put into them, and I will give mine my all.

Mother and baby units are a necessity for mental health, not a luxury

I have had two postnatal psychotic episodes. The first when my eldest child was six weeks old, and another after my second child was born.

30 French baby names

French names are always in fashion, but a few have risen in popularity in recent years.

New mum's Spanish maternity nightmare

A British woman who gave birth in Spain has told of her ordeal after spending weeks trying to convince medics the baby girl was hers.

Preparing Rover to be a good dog with baby

Some friends of ours say that it's dangerous to have a dog around a newborn and that we should start looking for a new home for him. Is it?

Company offers to ship working mums' breast milk home

First Apple and Facebook announced they would pay $20,000 towards the cost of their female employees freezing their eggs, now IBM in the US has come up with an innovative new policy aimed at retaining female employees.

Prince William speaks of his pride at wife Kate and 'little joy of heaven' Charlotte

The Duke of Cambridge opened up about family life and his plans for the future in an interview to mark his first day as an air ambulance pilot.

'Glowing' eye saves baby Mason's life

A simple photo taken in front of an evening fire gave new mother Sarah Bowers the power to save her baby's life. 

Parenting and decision overload

Of all the advice people told me before having a baby, no one warned me about the amount of decisions involved.

Proof that toddlers can't be left unsupervised - ever

Parents of toddlers all know the moment when realise your child is being suspiciously quiet. It can only mean one thing - trouble!

Meet Jeremy Ryan, The Voice contestant with seven kids

If you have trouble recalling the ages of Jeremy Ryan's seven children on The Voice, you're not alone. So does he.

Baby's adorable reaction to wearing glasses for the first time

Getting glasses can be a formative moment in a person's life.

Police officer buys supplies for family after mum of six caught shoplifting

When a mum of six was caught shoplifting nappies, clothes and shoes for her kids, the last thing she expected was for a stranger to pay for her haul.

Why pregnant women on antidepressants shouldn’t panic about birth defect claims

The risk of having uncontrolled depression is far greater than the small increased risk of birth defects that may be associated with specific antidepressants.

Arrests made over children's birthday party brawl

Police have raided properties and arrested a number of people over a brawl at a child's birthday party at a play centre in Sydney's west.

Family shares awesome drone baby announcement

Looking for a creative way to share some big news? Look to the skies, like this family did.

Young warrior Owen defies doctors' predictions

Little Owen DiCandilo's name means "young warrior", and it's a description that perfectly fits the inspiring 18-month-old

Advice for dads: when to approach your wife for sex

The exhaustion that comes with caring for young children often means romance between parents becomes a thing of the past.

I might be fat, but I don't need saving

I've been fat for pretty much most of life, besides a few crazy moments of being less-fat, but for the most part I've existed on this earth with a little more meat on my bones than desirable.

The rookie mistakes we make as parents

Since the dawn of civilisation, generation after generation of new parents have had to rely on instinct, trial and error - and sometimes get it wrong.

 

FREE TICKET

See Pinky McKay live in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.