Mom's Genius Grocery Cart Hack Will Have You Wondering Why You Didn't Think Of Trick First
Kristin Danley 10/4/2018
When your babies or grandbabies are young, repeatedly lifting them in and out of the vehicle, and on and off the changing table is quite literally a pain in the back. No one said motherhood was easy, but no one prepared us for the back pain that comes along with lugging all that precious cargo everywhere.
In fact, if your kids prefer to be held on one side of the body versus another, they can seriously throw your spine out of whack. And a trip to the grocery store can seem more like a session at the gym as you lift them out of their car seats and lift them into the grocery cart, then out of the cart, then back into the vehicle.
Well one mom from Houston, Texas, has shared a grocery cart hack with Love What Matters that has everyone throwing their hands up in the air and shouting, "Say what?" It is probably one of the most cleverest things we've seen.
This shortcut definitely will help alleviate some of the physical stress grocery shopping can cause to moms' already aching backs. Mom of three Laura Castrillo discovered the hack while shopping with her stepmom and her disabled son, and knew it would help her own mom.
“Our family is originally from Northern California, but we relocated to Houston, Texas, just over two years ago. Recently we were followed by my mom, who moved to be closer to my kids; her grandkids. My kids have obviously grown in the past 2 years since we lived in the same area as my mom, so when she takes them on errands and shopping trips with her, getting them in and out of the shopping cart isn’t as easy as it once was. After one of those trips a few weeks ago, my mom told me her back was sore from all the lifting in and out. That’s when I shared the trick with her.”
It doesn't help that Laura's mom is permanently disabled due to multiple back problems. Running errands with the kids was taking its toll.
“After taking my son on errands with her, she complained that lifting him in and out of the cart had left her back very sore. I recorded the video to show her how we get around that. I thought it could help others.”
Laura was right! It's crazy the response her video has received with this simple solution to reducing back pain while shopping.
Granted, carts are designed for the back to lift up so that they can neatly and snuggly fit together in the cart return. But this design also is what helps moms like Laura alleviate back pain.
Watch Laura's grocery cart hack in the video below. It's so easy you won't believe it!