Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock Review

The Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock is pretty cool. Not only is it small and easy to install, it is versatile allowing for use with your car seat, or your baby, depending on whatever you’re more comfortable with.

When I first saw this Shopping Cart Hammock from Binxy Baby, I thought, “brilliant”! I just needed to find someone that could see if it was worth $55 or if it was more of a pain in the ass than a time saver. So I got my bud Emily and her sweet little man Ruben to try it out for me. Here’s what they thought.

Shopping with kids can be a real pain in the buns, especially when they are too young to sit safely in the cart. Because wearing your little isn’t always an option, and filling your entire cart with your infant car seat makes it damn near impossible to find anywhere to put your groceries, the good folks over at Binxy Baby created the Shopping Cart Hammock.

This puppy is pretty cool. Not only is it small and easy to install, it is versatile allowing for use with your car seat, or your baby, depending on whatever you’re more comfortable with.

I tried it with both the car seat (I use a Chicco Key Fit 30), and without once my newborn was slightly less floppy, and was extremely happy with the hammock both ways.

THINGS I LOVED:

  • Super easy to install. It’s definitely a two hand job, so a little thought has to be put into where you decide to install it, especially if you are using it sans car seat.
  • Very easy to uninstall, even with one hand.
  • Secure. When used with the car seat, the strap secures the car seat to the cart in a way that feels really sturdy. When used as a hammock for the baby, buckles ensure the baby rests in a position that looks both comfortable and safe.
  • It seems like it would be especially helpful for parents of multiples.
  • It fits all standard sized metal and plastic shopping carts that are 20-24 inches wide.
  • Super cute fabric that is machine washable (just don’t put it in the dryer).

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

  • While it does save space below the hammock, it is still a bit of a game of Tetris to get things in and out safely.
  • Per the manufacturers instructions, the Shopping Cart Hammock can be hold up to 50 pounds and can be used from birth until a child can sit upright, unassisted.  I would be reluctant to put a super floppy newborn in it, because of the angle of baby’s head (chin tucked a little too close to chest for me), but absolutely loved it with my newborn in his car seat.
  • There are very clear instructions that the hammock is to be installed in one specific way – with the baby’s head on the left side of the cart. I didn’t try to see if one could accidentally install it the wrong way, but it’s at least worth noting this one instruction since the last thing anyone wants is your baby taking a tumble while you are deciding between boxed wine varietals. Or bottled wine, if you’re classy like that.
  • As far as I was able to find, there aren’t any items that are really comparable to the Shopping Cart Hammock. There are seat covers for older kids, and a strap you can secure your car seat to the shopping cart with, but nothing as innovative or flexible as the Shopping Cart Hammock.

It can be purchased through the Binxy Baby website, or off Amazon.

 

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9 Comments

  • I have this hammock already. I’ve had it for about 3 months now and I’ve only used it with the car seat. 8 absolutly love love love love it!!!! It’s totally worth the 55 dollars. It’s easy to install easy to clean and very easy to use. I totally recommend this for all mommies!!!! Now I am able to go grocery shopping with just the baby and me. Before my husband would have to keep the baby because it wasn’t any room in the cart. Welp… Not anymore! Baby can come with me and I can still buy our 300 dollars worth of groceries. Excellent product!!!!

  • Could this be used for a one to two year old that is disabled and cannot sit up? Im trying to find a way to shop with him. So far he hates using the carrier and overheats. I’m wondering if this could work!

    • Great question! I think you’d be fine on the weight – it goes up to 50lbs – but the length may be tricky. It’s made to fit a width of 20"-24" inches so I don’t know it that would be long enough for him so his head isn’t on the side of the cart. There is a bit of a ‘dip down’ for their bums, so maybe eyeball a cart the next time you’re in a grocery store to see how he’d fit width-wise. 🙂

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