I was in a store and a new mother had they baby’s car seat perched atop the front seat like that. I told her she really needed to put the baby in the actual cart for safety. She did, but you tell she thought I was nuts. Some people just do not think about repercussions.
Hopefully more parents will think about the consequences and keep their baby’s car seat in the shopping cart.
I took my baby granddaughter to the grocery store, only to find out the baby seats had no seatbelts. A clerk told me a seatbelt is too dangerous, so they no longer have them. She told me all the moms put the car seats on top of the cart. I put the baby in a hand basket inside the grocery cart, and things worked out fine. I’m not comfortable with the car seat idea.
It depends. Most newer carts are designed so that the hook that latches the seat into the carseat base, will hook on the cart and lock the carseat in place. You have to unhook it, just as if you removing it from the base to get it out of the front section of the cart. If that’s what the mom is doing, then the baby is quite safe. Older carts, or plastic ones like at Target, don’t allow for this, so then it’s safer to put baby in the cart or wear the baby.