We try to protect our kids from getting sick in any way we can and shopping carts and high chairs are just a breeding ground for germs, thinking about it makes the germaphobe inside of me cringe. I remember a while back I was watching an episode of Dateline and they did a study on how many germs were on everyday surfaces and of course shopping carts were swabbed and tested. They found a wide variety of bacteria on them, one of which is E. Coli. Another test done by the University of Arizona found that 50% of shopping carts had E. coli on them, ick! So, whenever the sanitizing wipes are available I give it a good wipe down using one hand and Baby Digger in the other arm. Even using sanitizing wipes I’m sure there are still germs left behind. That is why I think whoever came up with shopping cart and high chair covers is a genius!
When it comes to shopping cart covers, there are quite a few options out there these days. I registered for and recieved one at my shower and while it looks nice and serves its purpose it is very difficult to put on the cart, especially with one hand. When I was offered to review a Balboa Baby shopping cart cover I had to try it out and see how it measured up.
First off, I love the patterns that the Balboa Baby shopping cart cover is available in – they are so chic, fun and modern! I chose the Suri pattern. The fabric is soft and quilted so it makes for great cushioning for your little one on those longer grocery trips and while eating out. It has four elastic corners that wrap around the cart or highchair. The ultimate test was how easy it would be to put onto a cart while holding my daughter, I have put it to this test quite a few times already and have done it with ease using one hand placing each corner over a cart and boom you’re ready to go. It covers the entire cart area so your child is surrounded and no part of the germy cart is exposed to grab on. The Balboa shopping cart cover has a wide velcro safety strap that wraps around your child so they stay safe and secured into the seat. It also has toy loops so you can keep them entertained with a favorite toy another great feature for long trips when she starts to get antsy. When you’re done with it you can fold it up very compact and fits nicely in the diaper bag. I really love the Balboa Shopping Cart cover and would definitely recommend it!
The Balboa Shopping Cart and High Chair Cover is available to purchase at Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and Amazon
for around $49.99. To find a retailer near you visit www.Balboababy.com and go to the Retail Finder.
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We received a Balboa Shopping Cart and High Chair Cover for the purpose of this honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.