Road-Tested, Sofia-Approved

Snack and Play Travel Tray, by Star Kids

Okay, mamas. This is the Snack and Play Travel Tray:

Travel Tray  

Have you seen this thing before? I hadn’t. Not until I got one for our trip to Santa Barbara. Now I see it pretty much every day, because this thing is awesome.  Here’s how it works. You strap your kid into her car seat (or stroller, or even her wheelchair!) And then you strap the Snack and Play around both her and the seat. Stuff some crayons, a coloring book, a sippy cup, and maybe a snack bar into those pockets on the sides. And then…. NOTHING.

You drive to Santa Barbara. You enjoy your walk. Whatever. Your little traveler is busy, busy, busy back there with a soft/firm, flexible/flat surface to work on, and plenty of secure pockets where she can reach all her favorite things all by herself. When you’re ready to get out for a little potty break, just unbuckle one side, and strap her right back in when you’re ready to go again.

See, the best features of this tray are what you don’t have to do:

  1. You don’t have to hunt blindly with your free hand for the fallen sippy cup.
  2. You don’t have to dole out french fry after french fry to avoid a spill.
  3. You don’t have to constantly pick up the toy she dropped.
  4. You don’t have to hear the iPad, phone, or gaming device hit the floor when she falls asleep! (WINNER!)

Sofia loved it. And I was kind of stoked about the fact that my car was not covered in fruit snacks and half-melted crayons when we arrived. It was the perfect place for her to rest the iPad or draw, and yet the stiff foam was soft enough to not bother her legs at all.

This is the genius behind the Snack and Play Travel Tray– they made it out of this perfect foam that crumples on impact if you’re ever in an accident, but still holds up to serve as a little table. So I was able to drive all the way to our destination with no worries about spills, pass-the-snack, or a collision.

I’m a fan, people. Try it out! You can see one at our next Mommytrain event, or go ahead and pick one up here: