I made the decision not to even bother with them. They are never free, half are generally taken by people that shouldn't be there or there is some disagreement going on over them. My youngest has no road sense so I carry her, DS is old enough to do what he is told (haha in my dreams!) so he holds my hands and gets barked at should he step out of line. I'm sure there are plenty other parents with needs that could use them and I don't think I'm one of them. I've had my kids scream blue murder through the car park and still it wouldn't make me park there, for me they are just not worth the stress.