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Balboa Baby Shopping Cart Cover Review



Disclaimer: I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. I was not paid in any way to write this review. All opinions are my own. 

How many parents usually just plop their children down in the shopping cart after just wiping it down with one of those wipes provided at the shopping cart station or from one out of their diaper bag. I admit mommy was one of those mothers who did that and I even have pictures to prove it.

This was all before mommy knew better

A friend of my mommy recently sent her an article written by Children's Health on NBC News after seeing a picture of me going grocery shopping and sitting in the commissary's shopping cart. Boy was mommy shocked and so was I when we read it. According to the article E. coli was found on 50% of shopping carts. That's 1/2 I tell you and how was mommy to know which 1/2 was not contaminated. Well granted to say mommy decided that it was no more shopping carts for me or if I was to sit in a shopping cart then we needed an intervention. 

That's where google came in. Don't you just love google? A google search and mommy was looking at shopping cart covers and the one mommy saw and loved was from the Balboa Baby company. Mommy contacted them and explained to them what she wanted and why and they very kindly said "sure we'll send you one". What a relief! Until then I walked until my shopping cart cover arrived. The hardest part was choosing which one we loved. The Balboa Baby company has some very fine prints but because we didn't want to look too girly we decided on the Retro Flower design. 

Padded comfort with safety strap, so padded that I can now relax while shopping. 

I can't praise this shopping cart cover enough. Not only is it a shopping cart cover but it can be used in high chairs as well. Think of those restaurant high chairs. Do you think that they are really sanitized enough for your little one? After that E. coli scare mommy and I are not taking any chances. 

This is made from a very padded quilted material that is so comfortable that I can lay back in comfort with no issues. It also provides all around germ free protection. My hands and my face if I decide to put my head down will no longer be touching that nasty shopping cart. 

There are elastics around the edges so it doesn't slip off and there are loops on the shopping cart cover where you can attach toys for your little ones to play with while you shop around in the store and we all know that we can become very impatient if you decide to shop for too long so distractions are always good. They seemed to have thought of everything!
It is very easy to use, so easy that you don't even need directions. It comes folded in on itself and once you're done with it you fold it back up. It is small enough to fit in your diaper bag. Very convenient if you ask me and of course it is machine washable. Mommy has already washed mine and besides a few wrinkles it looks just the same as it did on day one. No shrinkage!

Here's a bit about the Balboa Baby Company taken from their about us page:
Shirley Pepys, founder of Noel Joanna Inc. (NoJo) and her son Noel Pepys have teamed up with Dr. William Sears, best known as “America’s Pediatrician,” to create fashionable and functional products to make life simpler for parents and better for babies. Balboa Baby® designs contemporary, unique products using luxurious fabrics and distinctive prints. We will continue to find innovative ways to make parents’ lives easier, their babies happier and to give them both opportunities to bond and experience life together. Cuddle your baby.

So do I recommend the Balboa Baby Company and their products especially their Shopping Cart Cover. I sure do!! Not only are you getting a great product that protects your little one from the icky yucky germs found on these shopping carts but you're also getting a product from a great company that not only works in association with one of the leading pediatricians in America but also gives back. The Balboa Baby company supports the LaLeche Leage International, Orangewood Children's Foundation, K.I.D.S and First Candle.  

My Balboa Baby Shopping Cart Cover gets my Two Tiny Thumbs Up!!

You can connect with the Balboa Baby Company via their Website, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Pinterest page. 




Annmarie John
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  1. This is nice. I could use one of these for sure. Thanks for the great review.

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    1. You're very welcome Victoria. :) ♥ Madison

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  2. I love my shopping cover. That one is very cute!! I like for when she falls a sleep!

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    1. It is very comfortable and well made. I love it too. :) ♥ Madison

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  3. That is great! Do you think it will make my kid want to stay in the cart? LOL! Just wait until she's 2. . .omg! I love the look on her face!

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    1. You kid might actually decide that the cart is much more comfortable than walking. :) ♥ Madison

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  4. Aww you look adorable!! My little guys are out of the shopping cart phase, but now they like to run around :/ I will keep this in mind though for baby number 3 :).... When ever they may come

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    1. I like to run around as well but every once in a while I like to sit and enjoy the ride. :) ♥ Madison

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  5. Ewww 50% and my kids are in live with the ones that look like rocket ships at the commissary. You know the awesome two seater. I do bring a bottle of disinfectant to spray on them I will have to check that it kiss ecoli.

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    1. Yeah 50% is a lot. I like riding in them too but now I would rather walk especially since my hands still go into my mouth. ♥ Madison

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  6. Thank you for sharing. I didn't know about the E Coli found in shopping carts. I hope I can find one here in the Philippines.

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    1. Mommy and I didn't know either. I do hope you're able to find one. Thanks for stopping by. ♥ Madison

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  7. Great review. Thanks for sharing

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    1. You're very welcome Kristin. :) ♥ Madison

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  8. Great review. I have one question. When it folds back into itself, does the back touch the front causing cross-contamination and what part of the cover is the outside when it's been folded back up? This is the scientist in me wondering...

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    1. That's the great thing about this. It folds in half so it never touches unless you fold it incorrectly. ♥ Madison

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  9. I had a shopping cart cover for my kids (now 18 and 20)...that was a long time ago. We loved it too. It wasn't as pretty as yours though. Enjoy your shopping, Madison! :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. Thank you Lorelai. You're an amazing mom! Mommy didn't think of getting one before for me but she's back to being amazing again. :) ♥ Madison

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  10. I used a shopping cart cover when my kids were little know I just wipe them down. I like the fact that it folds in on itself

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    1. I think most moms just wipe them down and that's fine as well. Thanks for stopping by. :) ♥ Madison

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  11. OMG 50%??? That is so disgusting I can't even deal with it! Thanks for posting. If my pregnant friend doesn't already have one, I'll be getting her one of these cart covers.

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    1. Yes mommy and I were shocked at the stats as well. I'm sure your friend would appreciate you getting one for her. :) ♥ Madison

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  12. Ah, that photo is great! You're leaning back just the way Des does. He's the king of relaxation. He also puts his feet up in the stroller. Enjoy being germ-free and stylish! We have one and we love it.

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    1. Oh Tamara, see me and Des do have quite a bit in common. I wonder which of us would win the diva wars. I'm so happy you have one and love it. I love mine now too. :) ♥ Madison

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  13. I love it! Wish I'd a had one when Brady was little!

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    1. Well now that Brady is bigger you don't need it anymore. Thank you for reading our review. :) ♥ Madison

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  14. Great review! This product is a must have for keeping harmful bacteria away from baby. I do not have one however I am now considering it.

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    1. It sure is especially if your baby is like me and still puts everything in her mouth. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read our review. ♥ Madison

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  15. I had one of these when my girls were real little too and they loved it, too. I really enjoyed that photo of your little girl sitting in the shopping cart, so very proud and happy. Happy to follow you over here now and again hope you are having a great weekend!! :)

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    1. Thank you Janine. I enjoyed sitting in it as well. Happy you're now following along again. :) ♥ Madison

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  16. I love the design you picked out! I'm one of those mean mommies that doesn't use them. I'd always forget to bring it even if I had it, I think. I'm super forgetful with things like that. They look so cushy and are a brilliant idea though!

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    1. I do agree that mommy picked out a very nice design for me. Super retro. Mommy forgets at times as well and those time I just run around the store and I do agree that whoever came up with them it was a brilliant idea. :) ♥ Madison

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  17. Cute design :) I had a cart cover with my oldest and he loved it!

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    1. Thank you Ann, mommy picked it out with a little help from me. I'm happy your son loved his as well. :) ♥ Madison

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  18. Okay, so I'm one of those moms who just wipes the buggy down with one of those wipes! I am even more grossed out now by the germs on the buggies! Yuck! I think I will definitely be investing in one of these! Thank you Madison!

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    1. You're welcome Amber. Mommy was just like you. Happy to know you're going to get one. :) ♥ Madison

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  19. I love my shopping cart cover. It isn't as fancy as the one in the photo. I love that I can also protect my own hands while out shopping with my baby. I haven't ever used it on a high chair, my toddler is fairly messy when it comes to eating. We always wipe off those with a wet wipe especially at fast food places.

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    1. Yay! I'm happy that you own one for your little one. Since this is washable you won't have to worry about it getting dirty. A quick toss in the washer and you're good. :) ♥ Madison

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  20. Sehr gut gemacht, tolle Idee, schön umgesetzt.

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    1. I had to use google translate to understand what you were saying to me. Thank you! :) ♥ Madison

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