Pre-baby, I had this laughable notion that perhaps I wouldn't allow my daughter to eat snacks in the car. Go ahead. Giggle. Guffaw. Smirk.
Then, I realized that snacks are the golden form of entertainment. Toys are good, books are better, snacks are best. And now I hand back Cheerios and fruit leathers, crackers and blueberries without hesitation. And I even occasionally let her sip a juice box back there (gasp!).
Now that my daughter is older, I'm thinking that crayons and a coloring book might be worth a shot too. The question, of course, is how can your child hold the crackers, the juice box, the crayons, and the board book without being extremely uncomfortable or making a colossal mess?
The answer? Alyson Probst, a mom in Denver, CO, already thought of that. She invented the Snack & Play Tray, "a unique and innovative product for families on the go." The tray is made of soft and durable 100% nylon and buckles either around the child, a stroller, or a carseat. It features a 2-inch "wall" to keep toys and food from falling off and two mesh side pockets that are conveniently placed for easy access by your toddler.
The tray retails for $19.99 and is available for purchase online.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Snack & Play Tray. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Tuesday, July 15 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #52 Ellan B. Congratulations!