Monday, April 27, 2009

Making it easier on you and me

Have you ever walked to the grocery store, only to come back with a load of grocery bags and not enough hands? I live like that, almost everyday. We live where everything is in walking distance, and suprisingly we live in Los Angeles, a car filled society. We have a Trader Joes, a 1/2 a block from us, a Ralph's, 1 block from us, and a Whole Foods, 2 blocks from us. Even though they are close by, when it comes to carrying the groceries home, it is no easy task, and those blocks seems like miles away. Especially, when you have a toddler next to you.

My daughter is an active, energetic, full of life, 3 year old toddler. When it comes time to go grocery shopping, I always have to tell her to hold my hands. If not, she has to walk side by side, with me. It's one thing when you're at home giving instructions, it's another when you go out into the "real world" and those actions need to be carried out. Many times, I have had multiple resuable bags full of groceries, and no hands that were free, to hold my toddler. When she runs away, or gets close to the edge of the street, I literally have to throw down those bags and run after her. It's actually a very dangerous situation. On top of going through traumatic stress, I look frazzled, disoriented, and a prime example of those crazy mommas, people point fingers at.

I decided that there had to be something, out on the market, that would prevent these unnecessary situations for me. I came across the Nomie Baby Carry Beaners. Of course, I was super-excited and made reason to go grocery shopping. I put three bags on the carry-beaner, and suprisingly, the bags were lighter than I expected. There was enough room to add on more bags. Plus, the cushioned grip, made it very easy to hold, without any strain.

For the first time, in a long time, I was able to hold groceries while holding my daughter's hand. Moreover, I looked put together, and not a frazzled, disoriented mom, who chases after her kid, in the middle of the street. The Nomie Baby carry-beaner is functional, practical, and reliable! Price:$8
Please check them out at They also carry a line of car seat covers as well. It's mom invented and child tested.


  1. what a great idea! My four year old will take off running through the parking lot and I have to chase after him while trying to juggle all the bags. I am definitely going to check those out :o)

  2. oooh..saw these type of things but not padded. love the padded version - great idea

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    David Abels, President
    Mom, Dad and Baby
    Makers of The Mommy Hook stroller hanger

  4. Use caution when dealing with nomie baby. You may spend money just to discover that their product does not work for you. Returning an item is a hassle. I wish I had the $15 I lost when I returned their car seat cover that did not fit my child's seat.