Friday, August 17, 2012

A Solution to the Germy Cart- Balboa Baby Shopping Cart Cover

   
     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,
Terri M. 


Disclosure: I received a product or products for free to trial. All opinions are 100% my own. Some links in this post are affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations. 


43 comments:

  1. I would love this because my daughter is almost big enough to go in the shopping cart and this about the only time i get to leave the house, when we go grocery shopping! LOL

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    1. As hard as it is to groccery shop with a baby its a great outting too! Happy shopping!

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  2. i would like this because my sister is having a baby soon and needs all the cheap stuff she can get!

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  3. I have been needing one of these for a while now! Would love to win it! Thank you for the opportunity! :)

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    1. Thank YOU for reading my blog. Check back for lots of new giveaways soon.

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  4. I would love to keep my baby clean in those germy shopping carts!

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  5. send tweet is coming up with an error message that it is too long. just fyi. terri.moore30@yahoo.com thank you!

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  6. I want to win this for my first grand-daughter who is arriving this fall. from oneExcited Grandma-to-be! terri.moore30@yahoo.com thank you!

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  7. I'm having a baby in Dec and would love to set the baby in a nice clean cart!

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  8. I'd love it because we have shopping to do and germs to not touch my 6-month kiddo who's about ready for cart shopping.

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  9. Would love to win, would keep baby comfortable and clean!

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  10. This is perfect! My daughter is almost sitting up and I've been worried about the shopping cart germs. :)

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  11. I would love this cover to protect my little one from all the grocery store germs! And it's just so cute!

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  12. This makes Traveling With Baby much easier- and much more sanitary. I have found this and other great travel gear at Burlington Coat Factory's Baby Depot. They have all the name brands and products I want, but much lower prices. I would definitely recommend them.

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    1. Im a burlington fan too. Got my breastpump there, way cheaper than standard stores.

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  13. Because carts are soooo dirty!!!!

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  14. Carts are so metal, and this cover looks plush

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  15. Tweeted. @cngordon22

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  16. I want to win because I'm expecting Baby #1 and when he or she is old enough to ride in the cart, I don't want him or her exposed to all those nasty germs!

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    1. Congrats on baby number 1! You definatly need a shopping cart cover!! :)

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  17. I love how compact it is and that it can be used on a high chair at a restaurant. :)

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    1. I love that too!!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Love these covers! I hate even thinking about the germs all overs those carts!

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  19. it is so cute and folds up so nicely that it would easily fit in my diaper bag

    tuckersaver at hotmail dot com

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  20. it would be awesome to not have to worry about germs while shopping..

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  21. I would love to win this because my daughter loves to sit in the cart when we go shopping and I currently use 8 to 10 baby wipes + hand sanitizer to clean the handle and seat area before I sit her in it. It would save me time to just put the slip cover instead! =)

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  22. I would love to have this because I worry my self sick about the germs on those shopping carts! You can wipe them all you want but I don't think it helps all that much! I am a nurse too, and worry about all those little things!
    tiffoverton77@yahoo.com

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  23. My grandbaby is 1 month old today. I would love to win this for her. Thanks,
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  24. Would love to win this for the little one - keeps the hands off the germy cart (and of course makes it so much more comfortable)

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  25. I love how compact it is and that it can be used on a high chair at a restaurant. :) And also Would love to win this for the little one - keeps the hands off the germy cart (and of course makes it so much more comfortable)

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  26. I would love to win this because my daughter loves to sit in the cart when we go shopping and I currently use 8 to 10 baby wipes + hand sanitizer to clean the handle and seat area before I sit her in it. It would save me time to just put the slip cover instead..!!!

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  27. It would be awesome to not have to worry about germs while shopping...
    Surely I will Perches it..

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  28. germs are scary! these are great products

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  29. I would love to get it because of the sanitary factor

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  30. i would love to win this because i am in need of one and i love the prints available!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  31. We have a little one on the way and it would be perfect for keeping the germs away!

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  32. Oh thank you so much, I'm so excited to have won this! We have been calling the baby Poppy since my daughter told me she was expecting and at that time the baby was as big as a poppy seed and the name stuck. I was excited to see that two of the patterns have poppies on them! I'm letting my daughter decide which pattern she wants and will send you an email tomorrow. Thanks again, you made my night! Terri

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  33. Nice one, with the help of these features baby can be handle easily wherever you go. Shopping in this way can be more fun for baby as well as for us.

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  34. Nice idea. Need to have one for my baby.
    http://www.izzonet.com/

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