‘I can hardly see around my daughter’: Walmart Shopper Raises Concerns About New Carts

Walmart, a leading retail giant, recently introduced new shopping carts at one of its locations.

However, this seemingly innocuous change has sparked a wave of reactions from shoppers, particularly those of shorter stature.

Shopping Cart Situation

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Maddy Charlson, a shopper, highlighted the issue by filming herself inside the store, pushing one of these new carts with her toddler seated in it.

She humorously commented,

“Walmart did not think about short people before getting these new carts. I can hardly see around my daughter.”

The Height Dilemma

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The video clip shared by Charlson offers a first-person perspective, showcasing the challenge she faces trying to see past her child while navigating the store aisles.

A subsequent part of the video provides a side view of Charlson and her child, emphasizing the height of the new carts. Surprisingly, where her daughter sits, the top of the cart is slightly higher than Charlson’s eye level.

Expressing her astonishment, she captioned the video with, “WHY ARE THEY SO TALL??”

Shoppers Weigh In

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The video resonated with many, garnering over 312,000 views. It seems Charlson isn’t alone in her struggles with the towering carts.

Other shoppers echoed similar sentiments, not just about Walmart but also about other retailers.

One shopper, describing herself as a “5’2 girly,” mentioned,

“This is how I feel at Costco and I hate it.”

Another added,

“I HATE the new cart. The handle is practically at my shoulder. I wish they had something smaller still.”

The sentiment was clear: many shoppers feel dwarfed by these new cart designs.

Height Statistics: Did Walmart Miss the Mark?

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Charlson’s comments in the video’s comment section further emphasized the oversight by Walmart.

She remarked, “Glad Walmart only thought of fixing tall peoples issues.” She also mentioned her height, which is 5 feet and 3 inches.

According to a report from Healthline[1], the average height for women in the United States is approximately 5 foot 4 inches. This statistic is derived from various age groups and provides a general understanding of the stature of American women.

On the other hand, for men, the average height is slightly taller, standing at about 5 foot 9 inches. This figure is based on the average height of American men aged 20 years and older.

It’s interesting to note that American men[2] and women have reported an increase in height over time. For instance, in the 1960s, the average man was just over 5 feet 8 inches tall, while the average woman was 63.1 inches tall.

These statistics offer insights into Americans’ physical attributes and reflect broader health and nutritional trends in the country.

Raising the question, did Walmart consider the average shopper’s height when rolling out these new carts?

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  1. healthline.com/health/womens-health/average-weight-for-women
  2. healthline.com/health/mens-health/average-weight-for-men

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@maddycharlson WHY ARE THEY SO TALL??? @Walmart #walmartcart #walmart #shortpeopleproblems ♬ vampire – Olivia Rodrigo


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