Twinfant Tuesday: Car Eating

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This post could very easily be a no-brainer for most of you parents out there, but I just thought I’d share the tip anyway! We had a big move in July and this turned out to be a successful way to keep the little munchkins happily snacking during the trip. I think it’s great for car trips both long and short. Again, many of you may find yourselves rolling you eyes thinking, “Come on, give me something new here lady!” but for me it was a stroke of genius.

I went out and got some of those Munchkin Snack Catcher cups and attached them to a bunch of baby rings which I then connected to the seat back of the driver and passenger seats. That way if they dropped the cup I could just feel for the rings and pull it up and hand it to them. No turning around to find something that has fallen, no grabbing for snacks in the seat next to me all the time. For the most part, they ate out of these cups.IMG_4926 IMG_4927

You could also attach a bunch of toys that way. When infants are rear-facing you can attach things like this to the adjustable handle bar of the carrier too. I’ve also had success attaching toys and snacks to my strollers this way for long outings. They are at a stage when throwing stuff around is the cool thing to do, so putting stuff on rings makes things easier for mom and dad.

Hope that helps! Any other easily over-looked tricks out there?

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Sarah is a stay-at-home mom to 3-year-old Cameron, and fraternal twin boys, Jackson and Benson, who are 1.5. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Dance and teaches ballet lessons part time. Her husband is in his third year of medical school and part of the United States Air Force. When free time pops up she enjoys digital scrap booking, reading, bubble baths, and dates with her husband. She hopes that she can provide a realistic, but very up beat voice about life with twins, and ultimately motherhood in general.

2 thoughts on “Twinfant Tuesday: Car Eating”

  1. I’ve been letting my kids eat in the car too, and for the most part the snacks are keeping them awake so we can make it home for napping. This is something their big sis was never allowed to do. So, I don’t know how to avoid the crumbs! Depending on what they’re eating, there can sometimes be lots of cleanup involved. But we don’t do drinks in the car, so I guess that helps at least keeping it all a dry mess.

    Also, my kids would easily take apart those rings and even the top of the snack cup :(. We stick to snack sized ziplocks.

    1. Yes, luckily dry crumbs make for much easier clean up! Good rule. Oh what a bummer about those cups! What fun little explorers you have though I bet. Luckily my little guys haven’t cared to try getting the lid off. I’ll take it while I can!

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