Parent & Child Parking Spaces: “Parents are just lazy”

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  1. Rhys32

    Would have been a nightmare with our newborn car seat as we were taking that in and out.

    But we’ve got the narrow shimmy in and out down to a T now she’s a bit older.

    Strapping her into the car seat though? Well that’s a whole new challenge. I vote for these spaces to have seatbelt butlers to harness a wry child in whilst your wrestle the trolley and shopping. Now that’s a privilege I’d pay for! Hahaa.

  2. Millie

    In order for people, whoever they are, not to knock the car next door ALL spaces should be wider. Car parking spaces are getting smaller, cars are getting larger and, if we are honest, so are people! Larger spaces for all should be a must. Just because you have children doesn’t mean that everyone else is either sufficiently mobile or small enough to get in the gap between cars. Invisible disabilities that don’t warrant a blue badge are commonplace and I constantly worry about my small car when I leave it in a car park.

  3. Dominic

    I think the main issue is, keeping young children safe who are not easily seen in a car park with a few hundred vehicles.
    When there are spaces by the shop, it’s easier to keep them safe and not having them walking/running across the car park.

  4. Elena Dixon

    I won’t mind if the parent and child spaces were at the opposite side of the car park from the shop. I want the extra room so my 4 year old doesn’t open the door into your expensive, shiny car and so I can get my babies car seat in the back without also scratching your nice shiny expensive car. The lazy people are the people who park there without children

  5. Alexia Karvela

    As a mother of three that cared and carried all of them with her!! I appreciated a lot, the extra space and convenience of parking, but unfortunately i most of the time found it occupied by people in neither need or difficulty to park elsewhere! If that was the case i would gladly let them! But i have on the other hand been spoken impolitely because someone parked next to it could not wait while i was strapping my eldests while full term pregnant with my third!
    The bottom line is if we have lost our humanity to the stress or lifestyle of today then spaces or no spaces the debate will be no ending! Just show respect and courtesy to others in need or difficulty!!

  6. Rebecca

    As a nanny I use to drive the little ones around a lot and parent and child spaces are a necessity. Don’t really even understand why this is a debate to be honest. If you don’t have a child, park elsewhere. Someone above mentioned parking there because of a hidden disability that doesn’t warrant a blue badge, and my response would be, if you are able to walk around a supermarket/shopping mall, then you are able to walk a few extra yards from your car to the entrance. Don’t be lazy buggers.

  7. James

    It’s never about distance to the door. Id be happier if they were at the far end of the car park as long as there is a safe path through the carpark. It’s all about needing extra space to get your young child in out out the car without damaging anyone elses car as your need the door fully open.

  8. George

    At times I just park extremely close to the inconsiderate idiot to show that their convenience is not granted… Then again people against these spots are right, they will remain inconsiderate idiots anyway, they ve been brought up and raised so… For them its a medal ? they will carry on in other aspects of life…. And will always have the nerve to talk back too.

  9. Simon

    How did all us 30’somethings survive, our parents never had this luxury.

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