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    Default Not being allowed to take pram into a store?

    So... Today I was in our local IGA liquor store with DD. We have shopped there plenty of times before. The manager stopped me at the counter and said 'sorry madam but the store is not very big, you will have to leave your pram at the counter'. I must have looked a bit worried because he then said 'don't worry, your baby will be fine'. I rushed to the back of the store and grabbed the first bottle of wine I saw then straight back to DD. I wasn't really very comfortable about it, also my phone, purse etc are in the pram so I had to leave them unattended too.
    Am I being over sensitive or is this a bit weird? I'm not really in a hurry to go back there again now, especially with DD if I'm not allowed to bring her pram in there! But we live in a small town and don't have lots of choices
    oh and to add to it a lady was pushing her shopping trolley around the store which was heaps bigger than DD's pram anyway!

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    It is a pain but I can understand their point - prams in a bottle shop can be knocking things over, used for shop lifting, kids can reach out and grab at things etc. Similar to a trolley though so it was probably annoying to see a lady in there with one of those.

    I personally wouldn't have left a child in the pram though, I would have carried them in with me.

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    What?! that seems so odd! I would never have agreed. If people use trolleys then whats the difference to a pram?!
    also, I don't mean this rudely, but why didn't you take your baby out of the pram?

    How strange. The only thing I can think of is he was worried about you stealing?

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    The attendant shouldn't have expected you to leave your child, he should have offered to get you what you wanted.

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    He probably asked you to leave your pram because there was already a trolley in the store. He may not have asked you to leave it if there was no other pram or trolldy in there already? Unless ofcourse the trolley woman came in after you then yeah that's a but strange. He should of at least asked if he could help you out by grabbing what you need!

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    I don't even know why I left her in the pram?! I was so surprised I didn't really think, then by the time I had thought about it realised I should have got her out but was already halfway down the store. I didn't think about stealing as a reason, I suppose that makes some sense...

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    If a shop is small I will often leave my pram/stroller at the front door and carry DD in. There are loads of reasons not to allow it in the shop, along with stealing/space issue I often worry about DD grabbing something as we pass and breaking things, or my bag knocking against stuff etc. lots of prams are much bigger than trolleys too so he may just have a 'no pram' rule as a precaution against them knocking stuff over.

    ETA I will also often prop her somewhere near the front door (in the shop) while I browse. I just don't see her being stolen as a massive risk. In Denmark and Sweden everyone leaves their babies outside shops in their prams, it's just not even blinked at.
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    Yeds i would.never leave child unattended in pram. Maybe use a carrier next time ? I do when i have to go somewhere cramped or busy.
    You have a right to be sensitive. I would have probably gotten angru and told the store person how dare they suggest i leave my child unattended !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymumof5 View Post
    The attendant shouldn't have expected you to leave your child, he should have offered to get you what you wanted.
    Exactly this!! I would have said no and walked out of the store!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellyfishie View Post
    It is a pain but I can understand their point - prams in a bottle shop can be knocking things over, used for shop lifting, kids can reach out and grab at things etc. Similar to a trolley though so it was probably annoying to see a lady in there with one of those.

    I personally wouldn't have left a child in the pram though, I would have carried them in with me.
    What are they gonna do? Ban all kids? Fat people? People with wheelchairs? People who are disabled? People carrying handbags? Just seems to me like the old fart owners are picking on prams when there's plenty of other things that can ruin their day...

    I agree I wouldn't have left my bub unattended. No way in heck.

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