1. Home
  2. Chat
  3. 7 Things to Know about Parent and Child Parking Spaces

7 Things to Know about Parent and Child Parking Spaces

Other

If you’re going to the supermarket or a shopping centre with kids in tow, parking in a parent and child space can make life so much easier. But there are rules around using the marked bays … and breaking them could land you with a big fine.

https://www.netmums.com/baby/things-to-know-about-parent-and-child-parking-spaces/?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200111=parenting

tumblespots
7 days ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig7 days ago

It really annoys me when people who don't have children use the spaces and I have to park in a normal space! They were designed for mums like me so we have enough room to get our carseats and prams in and out the car and so it is safer for our children!

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
7 days ago

Don't you find it 'scary' that there are different rules for different car parks, although with a child (your sons age) you shouldn't have a problem at all.🐞

Like
Reply
MrsCraig
MrsCraig7 days ago

tumblespots it is strange, but I only go to certain places with him and I know the rules for these car parks and if I go somewhere I don't know then I look for the sign that states them. I have never parked in a parent and child space without my son being with me.

Like
Reply
1
RuthSwain
RuthSwain7 days ago

I park in the parent and child spaces late at night because I know they're not going to be used then by a mum with young kids

Like
Reply
MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe428577 days ago

People don't seem to understand that these spaces are to allow room to get a car seat in and out without damaging your own or someone elses vehicle. It annoys me that people think it's just lazy parenting, i see that commented a lot.

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
7 days ago

Trying to manoeuvre (god, how do you spell that) children and/or seats and/or pushchairs is hard to do especially if one is mobile and doesn't want to wait whilst you retrieve the second one. 🐞

Like
Reply
ClaireF1978
ClaireF19786 days ago

I have young children and they are useful especially when I'm on my own with them, but supermarkets usually have lots of empty spaces at the back where I can go if I need more space, so it doesn't bother me that much.

What really makes my blood boil is when someone parks right next to me when ours are the only 2 cars in that part of the car park and I then have to struggle despite going to the effort of parking further away to have more space.

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
6 days ago

That happens a lot, we often find that even in an almost empty car park there is always someone who insists on parking right next to you - do you think we were all sheep once? It is really annoying because as you point out you go to the back so that your car has space around it. 🐞

Like
Reply
1
CaroleBallard
CaroleBallard6 days ago

It is equally annoying when people who have kids park in disabled car parking spaces as well. There is a disrespect nowadays, in ALL groups that makes folks feel entitled to break the rules and not care. IF you don't have kids - don't park in the kid spots, if you haven't a blue badge, don't park in a disability space.

Like
Reply
3
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
6 days ago

Yes, if people see someone else get away with breaking the rules they seem to feel a sense of entitlement to do the same and park anywhere they like. Anarchy will follow! 🐞

Like
Reply
KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames6 days ago

People parking in parent and child spaces is one of my pet peeves. I had a massive argument with a man in asda over it before πŸ™ˆ i told him really politely it was parent and child and he told me hes got children in the house and i dont make the rules. I completely lost it. Whenever we see someone now parking my wifes like please dont start 🀣

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
6 days ago

It is sometimes difficult to strike a balance between upholding the rules and letting rip at someone else who doesn't. Mr Tumblespots is the one who will speak his mind and although I support his views, and even agree with him, I don't like confrontation, so I would let it pass 99 times out of 100. But there is always a point at which everyone will lose it over a principal, even me so I can sympathise with both of you. 🐞

Like
Reply
KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames6 days ago

tumblespots 🀣🀣 im a very shy person and dont even like to say hello to people but if i see someone not following rules its very hard for me not to say something πŸ™ˆ My wife will park on double yellows and it puts me in a panic πŸ™Š i think its an autistic trait.

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
6 days ago

KirsteyJames I couldn't park on double yellows - I would be so afraid of being caught. I was brought up with a severe adherence to law & order and would be beside myself so I am probably with you somewhere on the spectrum as I don't like things 'out of place'. I like my comfort zone 🐞

Like
Reply
MrsCraig
MrsCraig6 days ago

On this subject, was just in Morrisons with my son and there was a woman parked in a parent and child bay, she didn't have any kids with her, but she had a walking stick and all the disabled bays were taken. I don't mind when it is someone disabled parking in the space as they also have a genuine need, it's when you see the people with no kids or disability that park there just so they are a little closer to the store.

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
6 days ago

I really object to people parking in child or disabled bays when they can clearly walk. We usually park as far away from the stores as possible (to avoid other people banging their car doors into ours - less cars at the back), a little extra walking never did anyone any harm! 🐞

Like
Reply
MrsCraig
MrsCraig6 days ago

tumblespots it really annoys me too! My mum had a disabled badge for a year after she got her knee operation as she couldn't walk properly, the amount of times my dad had to drop her at the door and then go park because there wasn't a disabled was shocking and then my dad would see someone who wasn't disabled going into a car in a disabled space. My dad is a very mild mannered man but on a few occasions he has said something.

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
6 days ago

MrsCraig My dad is 93 and can't walk well even with his sticks but won't even apply for a badge as he feels he doesn't need one?! I keep asking him to apply for one but he won't. Having said that he tells me that he does use a blue badge space sometimes - without the badge - I told him that one day he might come back to the car to find a note from another driver telling him not to. He doesn't swear and is very easy going so I know a nasty note would upset him. 🐞

Like
Reply
MrsCraig
MrsCraig5 days ago

tumblespots I think you can apply for the badge for him. My mil did it for her mother online. You just need to know his details. He should definitely get one.

Like
Reply
1
tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
5 days ago

MrsCraig Thank you, I think I might try that, it would save him the bother. πŸ’ 🐞

Like
Reply
1
One of the UK's largest deal hunting communities

Join for free to get genuine deals, money saving advice and help from our friendly community

Kelsey, Tom
& Deepak
Founders
Founders of Latest Deals