Sarah | the someday room
There Were Puffs Everywhere
Updated: Mar 13, 2021
But then I discovered the snack catcher.
We recently let Mason start eating more crunchy, yet toddler-friendly food. Our first go-to was the popular Puffs, and these have been going great for him. One day, I thought that if I put the Puffs into one of his small bowls and let him sit in the playpen and enjoy this snack, he would just understand to sit and pick these up one by one out of the bowl.
What the hell was I thinking?
I passed the bowl of Puffs to Mason (seriously, Sarah? He's one.), and within a second, the Puffs were in the air like confetti. I couldn't help but laugh because at that point, there's nothing to stop it, no need to get upset; it was purely funny. Mason did not care for the confetti show and started to pick up these snack pieces off his play mat and eat. While he was busy tracking down every single Puff, I went online and looked up "snack holder for baby" and started to do some research. I knew that I didn't want to pay more than $5 for one snack holder, and it would be ideal if it was sold in a set, so I'd spend at most $10 for this. My thoughts while scrolling through so many baby snack holders-
Cute. Cute. No. What is that? Cute. OK. Eh. Cute.This one. No, THIS one.
Behold: The Munchkin Snack Catcher
Quick notes on this product:
For ages 12M+
Holds up to 9 ounces
Dishwasher safe (top-rack)
Spill-proof with soft flaps for easy access
What I love about this product:
The word is true. It's spill-proof. Mason has dropped this from his highchair and from standing in his playpen. It's been flipped upside down, and not a snack comes out (just a few powdery crumbs, naturally).
It's super easy to clean. I just hand-wash and leave to dry overnight.
It's as simple as putting a lid on. Seriously, that's it. No need to twist or lock anything in place; just put the snacks in, close the top, and done.
It's affordable, and I found it on Amazon for a pack of 2 ($4.95)!
I bring it on-the-go all the time. It fits perfectly in the middle pocket section of my stroller organizer.
The flaps are genuinely soft. I wanted to test the feel of this first, and the flaps are very smooth and soft, so these don't scratch or hurt Mason at all.
It was easy for Mason to figure out, but it also keeps him busy. He was very intrigued by this snack catcher. Watching him figure this out was fun, and Mason looks as if he knows he's achieving something when he gets a snack out. What mama doesn't love that?!
To see this spill-proof snack catcher in action check out the video @thesomedayroom
Thank you so much for reading. I hope this helped you learn about the fun and useful items that are out there for your little one. Feel free to comment below about any other snack holders or toddler snacks in general, that you recommend!