Bungee cord + shopping cart = brilliant solution for shopping with two young kids
Jennifer's super-resourceful shopping cart hack:
I recently gave birth to my second child and have found shopping with two kids a little challenging space-wise. While Target has those carts with the seats for kids over 2 years old, my two year-old doesn't like those. Yes, I could carry my baby in the front-pack on my chest, but it really limits my ability to grab things, navigate my coupons, and keep my older son occupied.
So I went all McGyver [YEAH! -- Ed.] and employed a bungee cord. I put the baby in his carrier seat into the main basket compartment, my toddler in the kid's seat, and I get one of the baskets you carry around and strapped it to the cart under my son's feet (see pic). I can put the items I'm buying under the cart and in the extra basket. I haven't gotten too many strange looks from people. And the bonus: My son can drop items I hand to him between his feet into the basket (instead of onto the baby).