Ok so you are starting cooking something for a dinner and you are noticing that you don’t have…a salt. What are you doing? Obviously you are going to shop. And don’t forget about your baby. Of course you are taking him with you. What every Mum is doing in supermarket with her little one? Yes you are putting him in trolley seat. And you know what I want to say? Shame on you. YES! Shame on you, me and every Mummy who is using that seats without any blanket or at least wiping it.
Using baby’s seat in trolley is so…natural that we don’t expect that it can be very dangerous. To be honest I don’t use them because bigger shopping I’m doing with my hubby and we can leave LP with his granny. But I would never think that it can…harm a baby.
When I read Vivienne Wardrop story I was in shock. It’s so strange how doing a quick shop can change a life. If you don’t know what happened to her and her lovely 10 months old son I hasten to explain. Her little one caught adenovirus, rotavirus and salmonella poisoning which she believed came from him after touching the supermarket trolley handle and putting his hands in his mouth. How she know that’s because of her visit in supermarket? She hadn’t been anywhere with him in a week, so doctors advised that’s the only place he could have got it. Besides she noticed that baby was sick the following day when he woke up crying uncontrollably. He had temperatures of 39 C and he vomited.
That’s what happen with that poor baby
Vivienne said that she took Logan to a doctor who said he needed plenty of rest and fluids! Can you believe? It’s so scary to take a baby to a doctor:/ I have feelings that they always will say ‘it’s normal’. Unfortunately baby was still sick the next morning, so his Mummy took him to the hospital where he was admitted immediately.
If you want to read mote about all situation you can pop in on Vivienne facebook profile here
When I need to change LP’s nappy I always have my changing mat or at least I’m trying to put some paper on changing unit. You know on the end it’s a toilet. So it’s a place where definitely germs can occur. But I would never have in my mind that my baby can get some serious illness from trolley seat. So please if your baby’s health is important for you take with you wipes which can kill most of germs and wipe everything what he can touch.
Let me know in comments if you ever thought that you can harm your baby taking him for shopping?