Once upon a time, grocery shopping was a team sport that my husband and I would confidently divide and conquer. Then our son was born. All of a sudden our well oiled machine fell apart and going to the grocery store was full of tears and screaming; not to mention the baby wasn’t enjoying it either. First I tried carrying him. This left me unable to push the grocery cart and I didn’t have enough hands to hold any groceries. Next, I put his car seat in the cart. It took up so much room I couldn’t buy anything. Finally, we decided to bring the stroller into the store. However, inevitably my son decided it was time to eat mid-way through our shopping trip. This lead to my husband having to push the stroller and pull the grocery cart by himself while I nursed our screaming son; see the result below (this photo was not posed; my husband didn’t even know he was being photographed).
Then I discovered BinxyBaby, a genius product that is essentially a hammock for the shopping cart. It can be used with the baby strapped directly into a three point harness, or you can place the car seat in the BinxyBaby and secure the car seat with a long strap.
Grocery shopping has never been my favorite thing, but with BinxyBaby Luke loves the feeling of riding in the grocery cart. I no longer have to rush through the grocery store as quickly as possible because my son is having a melt down. Plus, as a bonus I get to look down and see his sweet little face.
So far we have successfully shopped at Trader Joes, Vons, Albertsons, and Target. Of the places tried, the only carts I wasn’t able to use Binxy with were Babys-R-Us; the Velcro straps that secure Binxy to the cart aren’t quite long enough to fit through their cart holes and secure properly.
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While the BinxyBaby is a pricey purchase, the peace of mind that comes with my son being safe and happy is more than worth it. As a special thank you for reading my review, here is a 10% off Coupon for BinxyBaby.
– Value: 4/5
– Functionality: 4/5
– Ease of use: 5/5
– Appearance: 5/5
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Dr. Patricia Bast was born and raised in Southern California. After earning her bachelors degree at UC Irvine, she went on to graduate medical school from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Northern California. She then returned home to Southern California and became a resident in Pediatrics at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bast is now raising her children and loves working part-time at a pediatric clinic, watching her patients grow and thrive.