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How to Easily Feed your Toddler while Traveling
Are you getting ready to fly with a toddler? Nervous about it? Freaking out a bit? I totally understand! Flying can by stressful enough, right? Now add in a toddler and it’s just that much more to think about, plan and to pack.
I’ll assume since you are here, reading this post, that you are planning a trip and that you have a toddler tagging along 🙂
And you’re looking for some mealtime must have’s for your on-the-go little one.
I’ve got you covered!
In this post we will cover some of the basic meal-time accessories for toddlers that will work well on a flight…or in general.
I love to travel and when I had my little one that didn’t change….but the process did, well, sort of. Mostly it’s just adding more stuff to your packing list. More clothes, more toiletries and more snacks. Which means more gear to help those meal times to go more smoothly – if that’s possible 🙂
So let’s get started:
These are some great mealtime accessories that we found, used and were great to have along during our trip. They’ve also been great here at home and when were out and about.
Now, I’m not talking about just any kind of spoon. The ones we have and love are called rest easy spoons. They are super awesome because they have a little ‘leg’ on them which keeps the spoon part up and off the table.
Waterproof sleeved bib
A waterproof long sleeved bib is a must during a trip! ‘Cause the last thing I wanted to be doing during our flight was changing my little guy after every meal or snack. This bib works great. One great feature, they’re waterproof so all you need to do is wipe it down with a damp cloth afterwards and let it air dry for a bit before putting it away. And having it be sleeved will keep their arms cleaner too. Oh, and I forgot to mention, they also have little pockets at the bottom that helps catch the inevitable crumb that will fall, keeping their laps cleaner too 🙂 Double win!
‘Cause the last thing I wanted to be doing during our flight was changing my little guy after every meal or snack.
These table topper placemats have been amazing. They have sticky edges so they will stay in place and when you’re done simply pull it up, ball it up and throw it away. We never want to think about how dirty those trays really are on airplanes, let alone the pockets, seats, etc. So, at least with these you can have a little more peace of mind while feeding your little one. And of course, they can be used at restaurants too.
‘Nuf said I think for most parents, but we’ve found one to be specifically helpful because if it tips over it won’t spill anything. If it has a little fall it won’t spill either. If your little one throws it or it lands hard we have found that liquid will come out but it’s not too horrible.
So, a sippy cup of some sort is a definite must have!
Just like we as adults need to stay hydrated, especially while traveling, our little ones need it too.
Water bottles come in many different shapes, sizes and features but the one we use and love is by Contigo. It has a latch feature on it’s handle so that you can attach it to a bag, stroller, etc.. I have a cheap, non-working, caribenier that I attach to the handle to have a little more flexibility in attaching it to things. It also has a locking feature so that the mouthpiece can’t accidently open if it’s in your bag or a seat pocket, etc..
What toddler doesn’t like to snack? And what parents doesn’t want to help keep their kid happy during a trip with snacks?
This snack holder is great for holding those goodies your little one loves to chomp on. Super simple to use and for your little one to carry around.
Are you looking for some great snack ideas for your little one too? Check out this post: 5 Easy and Simple Baby Snacks for Travel.
I hope this was helpful!