An Ohio mother warned others about the dangers of putting a child’s car seat on top of a shopping cart after she had a close call Jan. 21.
Lindsey Wisnewski was finishing a shopping trip with her preschooler son and infant son when the incident happened.
Don’t do this with your car seat!
She was strapping her older son in his car seat, while her younger son’s car seat was sitting on top of the shopping cart. Winds caught one wheel of the cart and pulled the cart and the seat down.
The incident was a close call for Wisnewski, who shared what she learned in a Facebook post.
She detailed her thoughts in a caption of a photo of the aftermath, asking other parents to never put car seats on the top part of shopping carts.
‘I post this PSA without judgment, as I myself did this with both (of my) 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.’
Wisnewski made sure to emphasize that accidents can happen. ‘Had my baby actually been in the seat, I wouldn’t have left it unattended. But accidents happen in the blink of an eye.’