If you’re looking to take your little one on a Disney ride, the Cartoon Housekeeping wagon might not be the best choice.
The wagon is meant for use in a home or office, and it’s supposed to be light enough to be carried by two people.
While that’s fine for a little boy or girl who’s still learning how to walk, it’s not the best option for those with larger babies.
“It’s not ideal for a baby that is very active,” says Emily, a pet-sitter and mother of two.
Emily’s been riding her cartoon wagon for the past four years, but she still struggles to find room to safely store it in her home.
“I’m not comfortable with having it on my desk, I’m not happy about having it in my room,” she says.
So, why would anyone ever want to use a cartoon wagon?
First, it costs too much.
“The price of the wagon is around $50 to $100.
It’s so expensive to buy a wagon and then store it.
You can’t just buy a cartoon car, or a car that costs less than the wagon.
It costs a lot more.”
And it’s also too bulky to store safely, as you have to pack it with your belongings.
“You have to make sure that it’s comfortable, it doesn’t look like it’s going to fall off your head,” says Melissa.
The biggest issue with this wagon is that you’re going to be carrying around it a lot of things, so there’s not a lot you can just grab onto.
You also need to be sure that you don’t put it in your back pocket, as that’s where your baby might accidentally put it.
If you have a small child, the best solution is to get a toy carriage to hold your baby in place.
But Emily says she doesn’t have a toy car, so she’s not sure how she can get around without one.
“A cartoon car might be the easiest thing to store, but a car just won’t fit my little one.
I’m just not comfortable having the wagon on my back,” she adds.
If the cartoon wagon doesn’t suit you, Emily says there are other ways to store it safely.
“If you’re in a small apartment or home, you can have a box or something that you put on your side of the house and just pull it down,” she explains.
The box can hold your child in place as you hold it.
Another option is to use the carriage to keep your children company.
“With a wagon, you have one child in there and then you can all have fun.
That’s where you can really relax,” Melissa says.
“But you’re also putting your little girl in the car, which is the worst thing.
It’ll take her a little while to get used to it, and she’ll probably be a little stressed out.
So if you have an extra child that needs to be with you, you don: you don have the space,” she continues.
“Also, if you’re taking your child to a friend’s house, you’re more likely to bring them with you,” Melissa adds.
“They can be in the wagon, but they’ll be able to pull it up and move around.
And you have the little guy to hold the wagon.”
“There’s a lot to be said for a toy wagon, so I think it’s definitely worth the extra money.”
Here’s how to take care of your cartoon wagon: Keep the wagon in a safe place.
The best place to store your wagon is in a closet.
Emily recommends putting it in a plastic bag to protect it from spills, and make sure the bag is tightly closed so it can’t get out.
She also recommends putting a blanket or a blanket pad over it so it won’t be accidentally dropped.
Make sure that the wagon has room to stretch out.
“Once you get used, it becomes easy to stretch the wagon out,” Melissa explains.
“Your little one can pull it all the way out of the bag.”
Emily recommends using a child-size pillow or a towel for added comfort.
“We have a pillow that’s been used for years,” she offers.
“When I first bought the wagon for our little boy, I just rolled it around on the floor.
We just put the pillow over the top, and then he sat on it and relaxed.”
The wagon will stretch out a lot.
“As you stretch out the wagon a little, you’ll find that it will stretch a little bit,” Melissa notes.
The pillow will also help keep the wagon from becoming too uncomfortable.
“So if you put a pillow over it and it doesn’ make it too uncomfortable, you know you’ve made a difference,” Melissa continues.
Emily suggests putting the wagon’s weight onto the sides to help it stand up.
“That way, when you get out of there, it won’ be more stable,” she tells Mashable.