The family carts at Target are designed for children ages 2-6. Why a six year old would need to be strapped into a shopping cart is beyond me. Despite tightening the straps and the fact that James and Amelia were very stable, I didn't feel safe with the open space for James and Amelia.
You might be wondering why Maddie was in the back of the cart rather than sitting in the front buggy. It's because the front is screwed closed, completely blocking the leg holes! It was like that on all the family carts I could find. I never paid attention to how poorly designed these carts were.
After feeling defeated at Target, I irritably loaded the trio back in the van and drove to my trusted Walmart. Each child had their own seat, with plenty of room to grow.