If you have a young child, you probably have not only heard of Munchkin but most likely you have several of their products already in your home. They have an extensive variety of products from toys, bath products, feeding/drinking items, all the way to safety items, such as safety gates. There are so many wonderful products that I can’t possibly mention all of them. Therefore, I am going to spotlight four products that will cover your entire snack and drink needs whether your child is heading to daycare, traveling to grandma’s house, or enjoying an outing with the family.
Mighty Grip Straw Cup
This cup was our first straw cup and it took a bit of practice for Cailin to figure out how to use it. This cup has become our “on-the-go” cup for the following reasons:
- The contoured shape is easy for Cailin to hold; in fact she can grasp it with one hand.
- It is spill proof thanks to the straw valve that keeps the contents safely inside. After many uses, the only spills I have seen are the ones where my daughter thinks it is funny to spit the water back out.
- It is easy to give Cailin a drink even if she is in a position that isn’t ideal for a typical sippy cup.
As you can see in the photo below, Cailin often ends up in our mei tai when we are out hiking and with the straw cup, it is much easier to make sure she is staying hydrated without stopping and trying to adjust her so she can drink from a sippy. Inevitably with any cup or bottle, there comes a time when either it falls on the ground or even worse the dog gets a quick lick in. Now, when you are at home, you can easily wash the cup, but when you are out and about, that isn’t always an option. The solution? Pacifier Wipes Pacifier wipes are safe and natural wipes that are 100% food grade, contain no harsh chemicals, and are alcohol free! These wipes can be used for not only pacifiers, but bottles, cups, and toys as well. I pretty much use them for anything that might find its way into my daughter’s mouth. When we are out, these have saved us when Cailin “accidentally” dropped her cup on the ground, but they are also vital for the protection against germs. If you drop your child off at daycare, I would definitely encourage you to leave a pack of wipes, so they can quickly wipe off your little one’s cup if it was tested out by another child. Now that the drinks for your little one are covered, what about snacks? Reusable Snack Bags Reusable snack bags, I think are an essential item for anyone from babies to adults. They can hold a variety of items, such as pacifiers, spoons, wipes, and of course snacks. They are made with a water-repellent lining that is easy to wipe clean or you can throw them in with your laundry. They also have a zippered closure, which keeps tiny hands like Cailin’s out until it is snack time. We typically use these bags for dry snacks that I can leave in the car or diaper bag so I won’t forget to bring something. These are also perfect for children with allergies as you can make sure their snacks aren’t being mixed in with other items. The last product I am going to spotlight has quickly become Cailin’s favorite. Snack Catcher The snack catcher is a product I consider to be one of those “I can do it myself” products. Now that my daughter is 15 months, there are several things that she likes to do herself and snacking definitely falls into that category. The things that set this product apart are:
- Easy access for little hands
- No spills, which I was skeptical about, but you can see in the pic below that no matter how Cailin carried her snack catcher, the snacks stayed inside.
- BPA free, this is true for their other plastic items as well.
I can’t emphasize enough how proud Cailin was to carry her own snacks while we were out. It almost compares to how happy I was that her snack didn’t spill within 5 minutes of our walk, which would have equaled an upset and now hungry child. There is also a special place for your child’s name on the bottom, so this valuable product won’t get lost at daycare. I am overall very pleased with the Munchkin products I received because they make preparation much easier for me. More importantly, Cailin just beams when she gets to do things herself and seeing her so happy just melts my heart. I encourage you to check out the links below so you will be able to go with the flow when you are “on-the-go”.
The above products can be purchased online at several online retailers and the following is an example of pricing from Amazon. Mighty Grip Straw Cup for $3.49 or 2 pk for $6.99 Pacifier Wipes 36 pk for $3.99 Reusable Snack Bags set of 3 for $6.99 Snack Catcher for $3.99 or 2 pk for $6.95 Munchkin products are also in stores near you, which you can check by using the Store Locator.
I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions expressed are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.