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Things I Love: Melissa & Doug Grocery Cart

A few weeks ago I joined OpenSky. I wanted to be able to offer products that I’ve used and loved. And I like that they offer a variety of unique products. By using the OpenSky platform, you can purchase from the person who recommends something to you. I like that.

The first product I’ll be offering is the Melissa & Doug Grocery Cart:

Shopping Cart

Yes, that’s a picture of how full my son has filled his cart. He loves it. It’s the perfect size for him (he’s 33 months and 39 inches tall). He pushes it all over the house. We have taken it to the store as well. He was so proud of his little cart, although he did occasionally abandon it to check out something that interested him. It was easy to push even with a 5-lb. bag of potatoes in it. (Yes, we made our son push the groceries. What?)

One of the best features about this cart? The construction. It’s metal. The wheels are real. And it has a safety feature – if it gets filled too full, there’s a stopper that keeps it from moving any further. That way your kids can’t push each other around in it. See one of the legs/stoppers in this pic (there are three):

Shopping Cart

I thought I would feel a little pretentious taking my son to the grocery store with this cart. And you know what? I don’t at all. The joy he gets out of it supersedes everything else. Other shoppers didn’t do more than just smile down at him and his obvious joy at getting to help with the shopping. My son is at the age where he really wants to help, so I’m trying to let him assist when he can.

I’ve always heard good things about Melissa & Doug. My friend got our son a wooden puzzle from them and it was fun and well-made. So when I saw this product in the OpenSky offerings, I knew we had to check it out. I was not disappointed. I’m really impressed with the construction and safety features of this cart. And I’m sure we’ll get many years of use out of it. Once my son outgrows it, his little brother will be the perfect age to take it over.

Want it? You can get your own by clicking here:

Disclosure: I received a shopping cart so I could evaluate it before offering it in my shop. Opinions are entirely my own and not influenced by either Melissa & Doug or OpenSky.


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Back to School shopping with purpose

I went back to school shopping. Here’s my Whrrl check-in about the experience. What I loved? Shopping with donating part of the supplies to a child in need. My choice? Promises 2 Kids, a local organization that helps prevent abuse and neglect. They’re currently doing a back to school drive and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

More check-ins at Wal-Mart
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Disclosure: I received a shopping stipend via Collective Bias and DaySpring. Opinions expressed herein are my own. But I really love the new DaySpring BTS line and really wish they’d had these items when I was in school. I would have used them and enjoyed it. I might even go back and get a couple for myself.

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