My little guy and I were very happy when about a month ago we went in to our favorite Target in Medford, NY and saw these cute little red shopping carts. What a great addition to the store. We could not wait to try them out. Being that my toddler likes to be independent, these were a great way to teach him about shopping.
We always start our trips off with a pit-stop at Starbucks. I always say it was a genius move on Target to add Starbucks to thier stores, much like these little shopping carts. We get a chocolate milk for the little guy, and mom gets her chai tea latte.
So off we go for our shopping trip. He is loving his independence. Now I know some people complained about these carts, saying that people were getting ran over, and that kids were out of control. Not once did my child run someone over, or go crazy and run into things.
Honestly, we come to Target quite often, even if it is to grab a quick item. This day we only needed orange juice, but because my little guy was so well behaved, because he got to walk around with his own cart, we stayed longer and actually purchased more items because we were having a great time. Here he is helping mommy get the orange juice.
So there are kids in the store pushing these carts around and that is a problem? Why? Kids are always in the stores running around or they are in their parents shopping carts and throwing a fit because they are bored to tears. On this day we saw several parents with their little ones pushing carts. All the kids were well behaved and having fun shopping along side their parents.
My little guy had a blast in the Halloween area, his imagination was running wild. He wasn't screaming at me to leave, he wasn't crying to see something. Guess what that means Target? It means I shop longer in your store and purchase more items.
My toddler having fun with the Halloween section at Target with the littel red shopping cart. Medford, NY
So who is complaining? You have always been my number one store. I love how progressive you are with the non gender toy idea, the pride merchandise, and many other things you do to try and make your customers happy, You have taken on much larger battles than this one. Why let a few individuals ruin it for a lot of parents who adore these shopping carts because it lets their children enjoy the shopping trip as well?
Perhaps you can keep the carts and have them out during the week in the morning and afternoon hours when it is less busy? When there isn't a chance that a toddler with a shopping cart won't "run" into someone else? I have not seen any of these issues that people are complaining about, and honestly, I feel on the weekends, it is some of the adults that I need to look out for.
I said my opinion. I hope that we can make a compromise somehow. We really do love Target. This was such an awesome addition for us Moms and Dads with little ones.
Time to check out!