Goodbye the supermarket trolley seat

Recently we had to say goodbye to the afternoon nap and it seems at three-and-a half, we are on a roll of saying goodbye to routines and activities which at one time were as regular as brushing teeth or asking for juice in the morning.

The latest bereavement is the little seat in the supermarket trolley.

Oh how I took that one little area for granted.

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Quite possibly the last pic of Boo in the trolley seat.

Yes if the trolley was full she could hurl garlic bread or noodles at other shoppers but I could see her. I knew she was safe (apart from the times she leaned out for precariously placed ‘goodies’ at different intervals around the shop.

She is too big for the trolley seat now. The last time we were in ASDA, taking her out of the seat left big marks on her legs.

I obviously haven’t told her that though.

Walking around the supermarket with me is a treat for being a good girl and one false move in that shop and she will be swiftly placed back in the trolley seat. It has worked so far.

There is an added danger of having a little three-year-old walking around the shop with you.

She has started to add her own little things to the basket.

Last week we had Pringles, novelty children’s cheeses and a Kinder Egg which didn’t even make it much further than the checkout. The Barbie which came with the Kinder Egg is in the photo below, rather than the egg.

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Yes, I am dealing with what Boo thinks are essentials for her week.

I did let her have those three as I was so amused with what she had chosen and I decided to turn a blind eye.

I figure, allowing her to pick things for me and put them into the trolley herself is a good learning tool.

I ask her to pick things up for me and she usually puts them gently into the trolley-I haven’t trusted her with eggs yet.

I am now worried about what is next to change.

My little miss is growing up.



  1. I hated it when my eldest decided she wouldn’t go in the trolley seat but she has now been well trained in “helping” with the shopping. I do miss whizzing her down empty aisles in Tesco and seeing the look of joy on her face.

  2. How sweet! It’s hard to say goodbye to stages, especially ones that were so helpful, like this one and the nap. Sounds like she’s embracing her new privileges though! #magicmoments

  3. I think once one thing starts to change others roll in right behind! Shopping can be such a nightmare with little ones – we tends to let them write a shopping list before we go and they are tasked with finding the things on their lists for us. #magicmoments

  4. What a milestone for you and your little girl! Shedding away routines and little comforts that we’re all used to can be difficult, but the brighter side (as you mentioned), is that your little one is growing. It’s a great idea to use her new found skill to help you navigate through the supermarket. Maybe make a game out of it? Distract her, so she doesn’t get distracted and place her extra items in your cart. Just a thought!


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