Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mimi’s Babies: Shopping cart cover

We’ve all seen the cute shopping cart / high chair covers that are sold in stores that basically cover the cart’s seat and handle or a highchair (we used the Original Floppy Seat and the Infantino Shop and Play). While these come in handy in different ways, they just weren’t exactly what I wanted them to be. The Floppy Seat folds into itself creating a bag, but when using it there are no places to attach toys, etc. to keep your little one busy. The Infantino one had toy attachments and even a pillow for the play mat, but it was a rectangle shape and didn’t cover the sides of the seat / chair.

Shortly after I started using these with my daughter, I came across a blog giving away a handmade shopping cart / highchair cover from
Mimi’s Babies. It was made using extremely cute (gender neutral) material, so I decided to enter the giveaway. A week later, I was notified that I won and I couldn’t wait to try it out!

It doesn’t fold into a bag like, but they can sew a ribbon to it so that you can fold it up and tie it. It has 2 links on it so that you can attach toys, pacifiers, etc. to it. It has Velcro on the back so that you can securely attach it to the shopping cart (which is nice if you have a wiggly baby) and also a hidden “mommy-pocket” for cards, money, keys or other small items. It has a safety belt like the other covers, but it has a slightly padded seat area for added comfort.

I absolutely LOVE this cover! It is a little more expensive than the Infantino Shop and Play and the Original Floppy Seat, but it is handmade and Mimi’s Babies can work with you to find a fabric you will love.


  1. I had a Floppy Seat Shopping Seat Cover that looked similar and folded into a bag-the concept of that was cool but it was mildly annoying trying to stuff it all in there... I think I'd have preferred something that rolled up and tied!

    Also, I like the idea that that she's willing to try and find a fabric that fits your style-there aren't very many options at places like Babies R Us.

  2. Thanks for the great review Heather! MiMi has TONS of fabric and you can choose any color/combo that you want.

  3. I have to agree with Heather. I have been out with them when this one was used and it is great. It is very easy to use and it is so cute! As a MiMi myself...I love itand would highly recommend it!