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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Today its 36 and pouring and raining (hi neighbor, I'm sure you are getting it too)......I always wore my infants in a sling, or, with my first two, had a baby in a sling and a very young toddler. I'd always secure both before unloading my cart. I also grocery shop for the week or more, so have a lot to unload into my ride. It can take a while, and I'd rather have the baby/ies warm and dry while I do it. Like Lisa, I always park near the return, which are always mid row in the parking lot where I shop. Its, seriously, like 15 seconds. With young toddlers I think that the greater danger is them darting while my hands are full unloading, so it seemed the safer option to me. Now that they are older they climb in themselves while I unload.

    In my state its legal to leave your car as long as you can maintain visual contact with it. I'm in no way worried about CPS. They have real fish to fry, LOL.
    I've never even given it any thought! I have no opinions on this one way or the other, to be honest. I just bring them with me, they actually want to go with me.

    Also we don't do a lot of big trips in the car, it's rare. We have a wonderful grocery store across the street that we go to on foot almost daily to get fresh produce or dinner ingredients; we do a big trip to the larger store maybe once a month.
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    Thats why everyone can be all obsessed with skinny in the city but strong in the burbs ~ my weeks groceries for 5 people are hella heavy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Thats why everyone can be all obsessed with skinny in the city but strong in the burbs ~ my weeks groceries for 5 people are hella heavy
    Ha!

    Yeah we are actually in the burbs (I work in the city) but have a ton of stuff within walking distance. I can go weeks without driving the car at all.
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    I'm another one that does it from birth, depending on the weather (like, if it's a zillion degrees outside, I'll keep him with me while I return the cart, because I figure it's got to be more comfortable outside than in a sealed up car. If it's raining, he goes in the car first, and then the groceries, and then I return the cart by myself.) I just can't see CPS getting involved because I walked 20 feet away to the cart return in the rain while the baby sat in a warm(er), dry car. I also live in a generally very safe area, and it's also not really in my nature to worry about stuff like that over much.
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    I think my kids are at a bigger risk hanging out in/around the cart while I unload than they are strapped into their seats! Especially my 3 year old. I can trust that the kid won't decide to bolt. He's a born runner, that little monkey.

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    I have always left mine in the car. I strap them in before unloading the cart. I usually turn the car on also so that I can heat or cool the car.
    But to be completely honest, Dh does 95% of the grocery shopping. The store we like is 30 mins away in the town he works in. Plus he likes it (weird)
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    I turn my car on, too, and then strap them in. And I agree that I'm more stressed out taking them with me to return the cart. My older one doesn't intend to run in front of cars but she just doesn't think and turns to run back to the car or whatever. She loves to return the cart with me but I have to keep such a tight reign on her that I would just rather have her in the car and return it myself.

    I will admit that while not overly cautious, I'm very aware of my surroundings at all times when in any parking lot, and I've definitely planned out in my head how I would jump on and strangle anyone who tried to steal my car with my babies in it. HA!
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    For those of you who said they keep their kids with them, at what age would you be ok with changing things?

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    My boys are older now, but I always put them in the car before unloading the groceries, and kept them in the car while I returned the cart. Now they help me unload the cart and then THEY get to put it away...I've even trained them to gather nearby carts that other people have left. It's become a pet peeve for them as well.
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    I always put the cart away and then took the kids back to the car.. go out the same way we came in .
    I do let them get in the car now, I always park as close as I can to this one cart corral so that I remember where I parked. They get in now while I put the cart in the corral or they do.. they are 9 and 10.

    Heck I have left them in the car together while I went into a mini mart for an item now. They are responsible enough. And I have left my 10 yo at home alone to run to the corner market.
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