As a traveling family, feeding on the go is a given. What we look for in these products is function, ease of use, and size. All of these products have been thoroughly road-tested by us and proven to be effective and dependable! Read on to learn more about our top picks!
Innobaby Packin’ SMART Stackables. I was given a 5-tier stackable at my baby shower and I love it! The tower is customizable, so I can use as many or as few tiers as I want. I actually have yet to use all 5 tiers at the same time. Each tier has a removeable pour spout, so they are easy to fill and easy to clean. The tower is fairly skinny too, so it fits really well in a diaper bag. It seems to keep things pretty fresh, so we always have snacks on hand when we need them! We haven’t used this in awhile (because she eats a lot more than this!), but it was fantastic from 6 months to a year!
Neat Solutions Sili-Stick Table Topper. This placemat is great! My goal was to find something that packed small for the diaper bag and provided a nice clean surface for Boo to eat on. This particular place mat isn’t sticky really…more like grippy. That means it doesn’t slide on most table surfaces and is a little more difficult for the baby to flip over than your standard place mat. They are also easy to clean and inexpensive! Sounds like a win all around!
A spill proof snack cup. I really hesitated buying one of these because it is just one more thing to add to that never ending list of baby stuff. I bought this one at the Dollar Tree (and it has surprisingly lasted 9 months so far!) as a spur of the moment thing before our last trip as more of an entertainment thing than a snack thing. Boo loves it! She thinks it is so much fun to jam her hand in and take out snacks (or pom poms or whatever). About that spill proof thing…it might be spill proof, but when chubby little baby hands try to grab a handful of snacks, nothing can stop the mess! At 20 months, she can now fill it herself and put the lid back on!
Inglesina Fast Table Chair with optional tray. When looking for a high chair for camping, we wanted one that packed nicely, worked with any unknown picnic table, was reliably safe, and cleaned up nicely. This high chair meets most of these requirements. My one slight complaint is the cleaning thing. This is a fabric high chair, so it doesn’t just wipe down. It can, however, be thrown in a washing machine, which is nice! Basically we can only spot clean while camping, but it gets a nice deep clean when we get home. That fabric part is necessary to make it packable, so we were willing to bend on the cleaning thing. I really like that it is easy to install on every picnic table we’ve tried! Furthermore, if we are eating in the same place for several meals, we will leave the arms attached to the table and stash the chair part in the car in between meals.
The Original Squeeze with Eeeze. This is our current favorite product. We use it at least once daily…sometimes 3 or 4 times! I found this older style on clearance at Target several months ago and have since bought the newer style as well. This refillable squeeze pouch is awesome because it stands on its own for filling, has a wide mouth for pouring, cleans easily, and is super easy for toddlers to figure out! The 4 ounce size is perfect for yogurt! The company is awesome to work with, too! My one complaint would be the screw top. Sometimes it is difficult to get the threads to line up nicely for a good fit. This is better on the newer version, but we still have issues sometimes. The Original Squeeze comes with two different spout types: 6+ months and 2+ years. The 2+ years version (“With Eeeze”) was the one I found on clearance and our 16 month old had no trouble figuring it out! Love, love, love this thing!
I’m sure this list will keep growing and evolving as Boo gets older (and more awesome products hit the market), but we have been quite pleased with our experiences thus far!