Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock
I spoke about the transition from two to three kids just this past week on the blog, and while some areas of the transition have been almost seamless, I think my biggest challenge has been getting out of the house and going places with a 4 year old, 2 year old, and an infant. Running errands with all three is something I’ve completely avoided, if I’m going to be honest. Do you blame me?! Not only does the car seat take up all of the room in the cart, but I feel like my arm is going to fall off by the time I walk through the parking lot. The weight of the car seat, plus my 4 month old thats the size of a 7 month old= crazy heavy.
But now that summer is here, the baby is getting older, and the fact that my husband has been traveling a lot for work means its time to rip the band aide off! If I want to get stuff done, I’ve got to venture out with all three kids or it doesn’t get done. Plain and simple. I do baby wear sometimes, but I prefer not to so my thought has always been…how on earth am I going to fit anything in my shopping cart (especially groceries!) when my car seat takes up all of the room?!!
The timing coulden’t have been better when Binxy baby reached out to me about their product a few weeks ago. I thought it was 100% worth a try, especially knowing that I was going to have to make 3 kids & grocery shopping work in the coming summer months.
I’ll be completely honest with you: its been a GAME CHANGER in helping me run errands, grocery shop and just DO ALL OF THE THINGS with three kids in tow!
What is Binxy Baby?
For those who don’t know, the Binxy baby is a shopping cart hammock that secures your baby in the cart. The sides clasp on to the rails, you velcro them both down, and the baby sits in the hammock strapped in. The best part about it is that not only are they comfortable & safe, but that you can fit all of your groceries/items underneath the baby!
The Binxy meets or exceeds all applicable safety standards, and holds up to 50 lbs. This product is meant for you to use with your baby until they can sit up unassisted (until about 6-8 months). This fits all standard size, metal and plastic shopping carts 20-24 inches wide!
I love that this product was created by a mother of 4 (#momsupportingmoms) and I’m definitely not surprised it was invented by a mom!
How it works:
It is so simple to use that I honestly only needed one hand to get it set up in the cart! This meant I didn’t need to bring my car seat with me which is always a win in my book. For those wondering, I had my 2 year old in the grocery cart seat, and my 4 year old walked while we shopped! Totally doable with multiple children.
When I finished shopping, I simply loaded my baby into his car seat, and rolled up my binxy and threw it in my backpack. It’s small and compact and could even fit in a purse. It’s almost too good to be true.
What Baby Sammy thought of the Binxy
My son isn’t a fan of the car seat, so this makes running errands and getting out so much easier because he loves hanging out in his binxy while I shop. The first time I took all 3 kids to the store with me, he didn’t make a sound. He loved it! Happy baby= Happy mom!
I’ll definitely be using this the next couple of months before Sammy can sit up on his own.
Just as an FYI, you can also put your car seat in the Binxy and use the car seat strap to secure it. I used it once like this because it was horrible weather (rain) and there was no way I was carrying my baby without cover into the store. It was definitely sturdy and safe and this might be a great option for winter, as well as for very small infants. Not only due to their size, but just to keep them covered/protected from people when they are so young.
Because I’ve LOVED this product so much, I want to help my fellow mama’s out there! Check out my instagram (@alexsahlen2) where I’ll be giving away one Binxy baby to a lucky winner! See my handle @alexsahlen2 for all entry details!
Thanks to Binxy Baby for gifting this innovative solution to shopping as a mom!