While I am uneasy about Costco’s recent expansion into casket sales, the discount retailer still rocks. Why? Double-seat shopping carts.Â The deployment of this simple innovation empowers me to do the weekly grocery and household supply run with both kids, on my own. That’s a big deal because it’s an activity the three of us enjoy together (including the food samples), and it allows mommy to have a few hours alone each weekend.
The only modification I suggest is a hand guard to protect little fingers from getting squashed when other carts collide into ours. With double-seat shopping carts, each child sits closer to one side, and they love to dangle their hands over the side. This makes me paranoid, especially with Costco’s high concentration of absent-minded weekend shoppers. They have no skills in maneuvering carts and a huge tendency for gridlock and collision.