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TROLLEY JOLLY

Mum sparks huge debate by asking whether it’s illegal to have two kids in a shopping trolley

WE'VE all been there - you're running around the supermarket, trying to get the weekly shop done as quickly as possible when you notice your little angel pulling all kinds of crisps and sweets off the shelves.

So you do what any other parent would - stick them in the front of the trolley and complete the rest of your shop in peace... kind of.

The mum revealed that her two sons had a combined weight of 35kg - despite the trolley's limit being 18kg
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The mum revealed that her two sons had a combined weight of 35kg - despite the trolley's limit being 18kgCredit: Facebook

That said, one mum has sparked a fierce parenting debate online after she allowed two of her children to sit in her trolley as she did a supermarket shop.

Sharing a photo of her children in the trolley on Facebook, the Australian mum wrote: "I was told off by a lady today and she told me it is illegal. Is she correct?"

Although there's no law against having more than one child in a trolley at once, most supermarkets have a weight limit of between 15-18kg.

She then added that her two sons have a combined weight of 35kg - making them well over the trolley's limit.

I was told off by a lady today and she told me it is illegal to have two children in a trolley. Is she correct?

Naturally, some parents argued that this could be putting her children at risk.

One replied: "Illegal? Sure they probably exceed the weight limit but who really cares."

Another member of the group replied: "Probably not illegal - but also not a wise idea because of the potential risk of the trolley falling if the weight becomes unbalanced as the kids move."

 Meanwhile, a third argued: "It's kind of a shame the person who told you didn't try to explain more kindly..."

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