When you have a baby or a toddler, or both, the parent and toddler spaces in car parks are pretty important.
It really drives me insane when people park in these spaces when they have children over the age of 5 and have no young children. I have no idea whether it’s a law or not but I think parents have a moral obligation to look at their children and question whether or not they really need to use a parent and toddler space when out and about.
Personally I think if you have children old enough to walk properly, not run off, know not to bash up a neighbouring car and that do not require a fiddly car seat then you do not have any need for a parent and toddler parking space.
For me having a baby and a toddler I really do need the room to be able to open the door wide in order to fit a car seat in and wrestle a tantruming toddler into her car seat.
I think it’s really rude when people park in these spaces and have no real need, especially as there is a limited number. Quite often we end up hovering around the parent and toddler bay like an irritating fly ready to land on an unsuspecting family about to leave so shopping with two under two is made marginally easier.
Maybe we need more spaces, or maybe they just need to be used properly.
Does this bug you too??