Shopping with baby can be more of a chore than a pleasure. While you might be able to use a sling for a quick trip to the mall, an extended shopping trip probably requires a stroller. The next time you are frustrated at the inconvenience of maneouvering baby’s stroller through closely-spaced racks of clothes and the difficulty of finding a working elevator take a deep breath and try to remember the biggest benefit of stroller shopping: at least you don’t have to carry your shopping bags.
A stroller hanger is an indispensable mom accessory, but finding the right one can be a challenge. First, I tried the plastic Kel-Gar Stroll’r Swivel’rs ($4.99) sold at www.babiesrus.com. They worked fine with light shopping bags, but they broke when I tried to hang my diaper bag. Next, I purchased matching stroller valet clips ($18 at www.petuniapicklebottom.com) for my Petunia Picklebottom Diaper Bag. While the valet clips were perfect for my diaper bag, I wasn’t able to use them to carry anything else.
Finally, I discovered The Mommy Hook ($7.99 at www.keendistribution.com and Amazon.com). This sturdy stroller hanger is made of durable heavy-duty aluminum, not plastic. The Mommy Hook can hold diaper bags, shopping bags and even heavy groceries without breaking. The Mommy Hook fits a wide variety of strollers, and the rubber handle keeps it from sliding around. You can even use it to carry bags from your car to your home.
The Mommy Hook is available for $7.99 at www.keendistribution.com and Amazon.com