Don’t try this at home: Kids in shopping carts

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Lukas Parra, 8, hands Kaitlyn Bradley, 12, a folder as they check off one more school supply. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN
Lukas Parra, 8, hands Kaitlyn Bradley, 12,  a folder as they check off one more school supply. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

Lukas Parra, 8, hands Kaitlyn Bradley, 12, a folder as they check off one more school supply. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

We have had several readers point out that putting a kid in a shopping cart is a dangerous thing. For our back to school section, we showed 8-year-old Lukas, standing up on a cart held by 12-year-old Kaitlyn. Indeed, about 24,000 kids are injured each year from falls in shopping carts.

Don’t forget to belt kids into the front section and don’t use the basket as a seat or let kids sit underneath the basket.

That being said, let’s remember that our photo shoot was a very controlled environment with a non-moving cart and three adults around to watch for any danger. No child was injured in this photo shoot. (I, of course, stabbed myself accidentally with a safety pin).

Happy Back to School Shopping! Don’t forget to use our guide for savings tips. austin360.com/backtoschool.

 


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