For the first 10 months of Kamea’s life, I wore her pretty much everywhere we went. We didn’t visit a lot of restaurants, and the times we did, we put her in her Orbit Stroller Seat (which rotates 360 – totally badass! and pushed right up to the table), but she isn’t enjoying the stroller this past month – huh. Sometimes we would sit in a booth and just put her between us or I’d share a chair with her if the furniture allowed (as in the picture to the left). That became difficult lately though, becase she moves around a lot! We also tried using her portable restaurant chair that came with her at-home high chair (the top comes off and you can take it places). That is very cool, too. But, it also means having a good restaurant chair to put it on and if you’re in a booth it’s not gonna fly. What to do…
Out of the corner of my eye every time, I see the dreaded restaurant high chair. I say “dreaded” because frankly, it looks like a germ fest. I highly doubt they’re cleaned very often, and I get the willies thinking about putting Kamea in one of them.
A similar scenario applies when grocery shopping. For the first 10 months Kamea was mostly worn at the grocery store, with a couple of exceptions of being in her stroller.
But… she’s over 11 months now and this means a couple of things. She’s getting heavier (long legs, too) which makes it more difficult to shop while wearing her. Bending down to get things off low shelves or rifling through the produce displays until I find impeccable produce isn’t easy with her strapped on, and she’s not a fan of it either (she wants me to keep moving). Again though, shopping carts are notorious for being uber germy and gross, so I didn’t want to put her in one.
I decided it was time to invest in an organic grocery cart and high chair cover. Sooo glad I did! Wow, in the restaurants she sits like a champ in it. And, in the grocery store, she does just as well. Whew!
Here she is using it for the first time at a restaurant. So much easier to carry that instead of using a stroller or portable high chair seat. I’m all about making things simpler these days!
And… Kamea at Whole Foods Market in a grocery cart.