Going shopping this weekend with the kids? Keep these tips in mind.

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This baby is riding in the shopping cart correctly with his seat belt on. Good job! Andy Sharp / For the American-Statesman.

Scott & White offers these tips:

Injuries from shopping carts are much more common than expected.  Each year approximately 23,000 children are treated for injuries sustained in falls from carts.

This looks like fun, but this child should probably be in the cart seat with a seat belt on rather than riding it.  Larry Kolvoord AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

This looks like fun, but this child should probably be in the cart seat with a seat belt on rather than riding it. Larry Kolvoord AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

This baby is riding in the  shopping cart correctly with his seat belt on. Good job!  Andy Sharp / For the American-Statesman.

This baby is riding in the shopping cart correctly with his seat belt on. Good job! Andy Sharp / For the American-Statesman.

·      Most injuries occur when the child falls from the cart or the cart tips over.

·      If your child must ride in the cart, make sure the safety belt is fastened.

·      Do not let your child stand in the cart.

·      Do not place an infant carrier on top of the shopping cart unless it is designed as part of the cart.

·      Do not allow your child to climb in or out of the cart.

·      Do not allow your child to ride on the side of the cart.

I think I personally have allowed or seen my children do all of these things. How is it they have not cracked their heads open yet?


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