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#51 50ftqueenie

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

Never used one (also never wiped the handle).  I usually assume they are being used by germaphobes, I never thought about using them for comfort.  Both of my children have been able to sit in a seat for an hour or so without any dramas, but I guess they don't know any different.

#52 Bluenomi

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

I only did because my mum lovingly made me a cover and in Canberra the trolleys can be damn cold in winter if they have just been brought in from the car park. Once she was about 1 I couldn't be bothered any more.

#53 Chelara

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

I wouldn't want to suck on the handle f a trolley, ever! Yuck! I don't use a cover for dd but actually I think a cover or wipes are pretty sensible considering raw chicken, meat, dirty hands and other children's mouths have been on them.

#54 I'm Batman

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

I did coles online. I can honestly say I never went shopping with him in a trolley when he was little enough to lick the bar.

#55 lozoodle

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

Never used a trolley cover.

And if I see somene using one (rarely I must add) I can't help thinking to myself that parent is a wee bit paranoid lol.

#56 ausmumof2

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

I never used one, though I did find it a bit gross when I realised DD was sucking the trolley handle one day!

#57 Mamabear2010

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:43 AM

I considered using one for comfort, but I didn't find one cheap enough.

A friend of mine knows a baby that got salmonella (sp?) and they think s/he got it from a trolley. After I heard that story I was always nervous about trolleys but I just tried to push it out of my mind each time I went shopping.

#58 pod30

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

I think this is one of those EB threads that is enlighting for me. I had never heard of a shopping trolley cover.

I used a blanket for young babies on the seat.

#59 Feraldadathome

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE (pod30 @ 10/04/2012, 09:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think this is one of those EB threads that is enlighting for me. I had never heard of a shopping trolley cover.

I used a blanket for young babies on the seat.


I'd heard of them from EB, but have only seen one in use. Maybe kids are stronger in my part of the world? original.gif

#60 froggy1

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

I think using a trolley cover or wipes is borderline hysterical. There's germs everywhere, it's good for little ones to be exposed in moderation. I don't know anyone who has used one!

#61 WaffleGrrrl

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

Wow - some judgey replies in this thread! Yay EB!  tongue.gif

I use one.  I use it because it makes my life easier, like any baby device really.  

DD 11 months is going through a phase of hating her pram, so I sometimes pop her back carrier, but if she's hungry I will stick her in the trolley with her cover and hand her rice crackers and fruit etc to snack on.

The cover is there purely to catch the food crumbs and bigger bits she drops so I can give them back to her easily.  Without it I usually miss her dropping something and it's left behind on the floor.

I also do it so we don't make such a mess in the shop, I would be constantly picking up bits of debris or else worry that someone would have to clean that up / walk in it / have their kids pick it up and try to eat it etc.

Plus it has 3 awesome pockets I can stick her snacks, her bottle, my phone and my shopping list in.

Germs don't bother me a toss - DD still loves to chew on the handlebar and especially on the dangly trolley chain lock - apparently it's super tasty!



edited for spelling  

Edited by WaffleGrrrl, 10 April 2012 - 10:13 AM.


#62 MAGS24

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

I have known about them I have never used one or wiped the trolley handle. I don't think it's necessary. It isn't difficult to make sure that the baby doesn't lick/suck on a trolley.

#63 FeralZupee

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (mumsthebest @ 09/04/2012, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, DS is 10 months and I have started sitting him in the shopping trolley as he became extremely restless in his pram. He absolutely enjoyed the trolley seat and made the whole shopping so pleasant!


My DD is 10 months as well, and I just started using the trolley's a month or so ago, and she is the same - she loves it! They must like being up where all the action is, and my DD certainly loves the attention from the other shoppers original.gif

I have a padded trolley cover that I bought second hand as a bonus with some other baby items. I think it seems nice and comfy for DD, and I can put her toys in there; I'm not really using it for the hygiene factor, although it's a nice bonus. I had no idea that I could be getting judged as precious by other mother's for using it though, I feel a bit sad about that  unsure.gif DD def gets plenty of opportunities to play with germs when licking shoes, daycare, etc  wink.gif

*Edit for weird triple post

Edited by Squeak's Mum, 10 April 2012 - 08:40 PM.


#64 her mum

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

I have one, and use it sometimes.

I couldn't care less about the 'germ' aspect, I bought it for a bit of comfort and when dd (now 11 months) was younger she had a habit of resting her chin on the hard bit on the side so it made me feel a little better.

It also has pockets in it which are great for stuffing keys, phone, wallet, dummies, snacks etc so I don't have to have a separate bag sitting in the trolley.

If I'm just running in quickly, I wouldn't bother with it, or with wiping the handle, or her hands...

#65 shellycs

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

I am glad I came across this topic as I only saw these this week and were wondering if I should get one or not. I can imagine there is enough to carry with bub and all th stuff you need to lug around and this would just be another item to add to that.

#66 ~Jot~

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

I loved our cover for both of my girls. The padding made the seat more comfortable when they were small, especially when the trolley was wet from rain or hot from the sun. It also stopped any snacks like sultanas from being dropped all over the floor.

Germs didn't come into it. Once they were older I stopped using it, and I've never wiped the handle etc in my life.




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