Going to the grocery store with young children can be a stressful experience, which is why parents often choose to place their child in the metal seat that comes in a shopping cart.
But a woman on TikTok shared her method of making sure there is more space in the cart for your child and the groceries, calling it the “genius” method.
Shannon Doherty, a mother of four known on the video sharing app as @athomewithshannon, posted her hack on September 29, with the caption: “GENIUS Shopping Cart Hack”.
She then added the hashtags: “#momhacks #parentinghacks #familyhacks #learnontiktok #momhack.”
In the short time since the video’s publication, it has gone viral, reaching 800,400 views.
But what exactly does the hack entail?
The video, which can be watched here, begins with Doherty, who wears a mask and a pink tracksuit, standing in a grocery store with her young daughter sitting in the shopping cart.
She then takes the seat belt, which comes from the foldable metal seat, and ties it around the end of the cart, freeing up more room for her daughter to sit.
The text covering the images reads: “Need more space in your shopping cart? Tie it on the outside. “
The hack has gained over 33,300 likes and many people have rushed to the comments section to share their opinions, which are less than enthusiastic.
TikTok user Manca asked, “Why would you do this if she can sit in the seat you just locked?”
Another person, User8783945287231, wrote: “I don’t think this is a life hack, it’s just common sense.”
Gabriela Pacheco typed: “Or you can just put her on the seat, that’s why there is a seat dummy.”
Madelineholbrook5 suggested, “Just tell her to walk, she has both legs straight.”
Dance Queen Mads said: “You realize that this metallic part of the cart is where your child is supposed to go.”
Ruby explained, “I put stuff on the seat.”
Pengisaur commented, “This is nothing new,” alongside a laughing face emoji.
While this Doherty hack doesn’t seem to be popular with viewers, there are plenty of other helpful tips that the mom-of-four has shared.
Her account, which has over 28.8 million likes, is full of tips and advice on parenting and home life.
She recently shared her method of eating kiwi fruit, because apparently we’ve all done this wrong our entire lives, as well as a nifty method of organizing kitchen cupboards using a baking sheet.