I was extremely hesitant to go grocery shopping with Aria for the first time, mainly because I didn’t know where to put her where she would be as comfy and cozy and unbothered by the commotion around her as possible. I knew that I could either put her in the cart in her car seat or carry her in one of our baby carriers.
One morning we ventured out to the Commissary and I decided to put her in the body of the cart in her car seat. The car seat JUST fit. But come to find out, I had forgotten my military dependent ID in my jacket pocket at home so I couldn’t get into the Commissary anyways! A great excuse to turn our butts around and go back to our comfy home! Haha. Plus the cart was clanging across the parking lot and she was making displeased faces, I didn’t like it one bit either! By the time I got home and was waiting the little bit of time left that there was until she got hungry again, there would be much hustle and bustle from all of he people starting to get out of off of work. It just wasn’t meant to be 😛
We tried again the next morning and this time I brought the Infantino Mei Tai carrier. We also have a Boba wrap but I am not as swift and smooth with putting it on. I didn’t want to take any chances. Aria fussed a little getting out of the car, but once she was in the carrier she just looked around as I walked into the grocery store then passed out and stayed sleeping throughout our whole trip!
The funniest part was the lady who checks IDs before entering the Commissary. I always said hi to her and she would never say anything back, she would just give me a nasty look (while I was pregnant). This time she was like “AWWW I JUST LOVE HER LITTLE BEAR EARS STICKING OUT AT THE TOP THERE!!!” Wow! Hello! 😀 Haha, if that’s what it takes lady!
It was a very successful shopping trip even though I got more than I went there for… well, that’s because of all of the great cart space I had that I didn’t think I would have! With the car seat we would have had to get enough to last a few days and come back again. Definitely love carrying her better and she probably loves listening to mommy’s heartbeat and getting mommy’s warmth too.
When we go other places I just use the stroller and car seat because I don’t get many items from anywhere else. However, I do hold a few things in my hand at first, then act like I’m struggling so I just havvveee to put everything at the bottom of the stroller even though I don’t really wanntttt to. I feel like it looks like I’m stealing! Haha. That’s probably in my mind from a situation that took place with a lady and an empty stroller in Macy’s when I worked there. You never know with people these days!
I definitely overthink things way too much! Pshh, what a breeze!