Warning to parents over this dangerous shopping trolley habit.
Lindsey Wisnewski is warning others of the dangerous everyday habit that is putting babies at risk of serious injury.
The mum-of-two had placed her baby capsule on top of the shopping trolley and was strapping her preschooler into his car seat when a gust of wind caused the trolley to tip, sending the trolley and its contents crashing into her car and onto the footpath.
“I was strapping my preschooler into his car seat and the wind slightly caught one wheel and the weight of the infant car seat pulled the whole thing down over the curb,” says Lindsey.
“Please, please, please parents do not put the carseat on the top part of the cart! Any carseat technician will tell you that it’s extremely unsafe.”
Lindsey says her ‘public service announcement‘ was posted without judgement, as she had done exactly this with both her boys.
“Up until about two years ago, I thought the seat was safe since it clicks into place. But the car seat in the picture was ‘locked’ into place,” warns the Ohio mum.
“And sure, had my baby actually been in the seat, I wouldn’t have left it unattended. But accidents happen in the blink of an eye.”
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