For Weston it was an inverse relationship, as his ability to sit up increased, his patience in his car seat during shopping trips decreased. Once his sitting capabilities were fully established we began using the Balboa Baby shopping cart cover.
As per The Balboa Baby Company their shopping cart cover has the following features:
- Machine washable soft quilted material provides a
360 degree germ-free zone.
- Four elastic corners for easy one-hand installation
- Toy loops to attach baby’s favorite playthings
- Safety strap keeps baby secure and comfortable
- Folds into itself to a compact, convenient size that
can be easily stored in diaper bag.
- Fits most restaurant high chairs
It folds up into this little purse like pouch!
I found all of these features to work as promised. I really do love and use this cover on a daily basis. There are a few additional features that I would like to point out. First, the safety strap can be used by itself or as a cover over the grungy strap that is attached to the shopping cart. I buckle my son in (with the yucky grocery cart strap) and then cover the gross part with the Balboa Baby strap. This way he is extra safe but not able to eat the grocery cart strap (and trust me he would LOVE to eat it).
Secondly, the shopping cart cover I own has a lovely geometric pattern on both sides, however, I wish I had chosen one of Balboa's shopping cart covers that had a different pattern on each side. A two patterned cover would make it much easier to discern which way to install the cover on the seat (and it does matter). Balboa makes several covers with a different pattern on each side.
Third, sometimes this cover is a bit of a tight fit over the shopping cart. On the bigger carts (Sam's Club, Babies R Us etc) it takes a little more effort to place the cover, however, it is this great tight fit that also keeps the cover in place! I prefer to use a little extra effort to get my cover in place verses having a cover that goes on easy but slips and slides all over the place.
Yes, Evan does have his eyes closed in this picture.Last but not least, I have one recommendation for Balboa Baby and their shopping cart cover. My wish list for future covers, is that they add fluffy pillows on each side. This would have been wonderful for my new bobble-y little sitter or even now when he gets tired and starts to list to one side.
In conclusion, the Balboa Baby Shopping Cart cover hits all the required points. It is cute, convenient, and it covers the whole cart! It even gets extra credit for doing double duty as a shopping cart cover and a highchair cover. You can find Balboa Baby Products in stores throughout the world or you can find them online at Amazon.com.
I am pleased to announce that Balboa Baby has been kind enough to provide a Balboa Baby Shopping cart cover to the winner of the giveaway! Please enter below.
UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner,
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