We love taking family road trips, whether near or far, and I love to pack a family picnic for us to eat along the way. We typically try to find a grassy shaded area for us to spread our blanket and for the kids to run around and play. I love the simplicity of a picnic, but finding items that are easy to bring along for a toddler can be difficult. I have found three of my favorite toddler (and beyond) products to share with you for the perfect, mess free, and simple family picnic!
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Mess Free and Easy
My toddler is always making a mess when he eats and I always have a bib on hand for those big messes. I typically forget the dirty stained cloth bibs in the diaper bag and I get a gross surprise weeks later when I find the molded cloth bib shoved in the bottom of the bag.
The Nuby 3D Silicone Bib has been a lifesaver! Not only is it so cute with its bright color and smiling character, but it is also practical for a mom-on-the-go and perfect for my 16 month old. The soft silicone allows for easy on-the-go feedings and rolls up perfectly to fit in our bag. The bib is BPA free and is machine washable, but its best feature is the scoop at the bottom that catches all the pieces that are trying to get away. This bib can be easily wiped clean and kept clean in your bag for your next use. No more gross surprises!
Yummy in my Tummy
On our picnics I typically pack a variety of foods, fruits, meats, cheeses, crackers, sandwiches, and everything in between. I try to come prepared with all the utensils that we will need and somehow I always bring a giant knife to cut the fruit, sharp forks for the adults and I always forget utensils for the kids.
The Nuby Travel Spoon and Fork Set comes with 9 kid friendly utensils in a travel case. I simply toss the travel set in my bag and I am set and ready for all of the kids feeding needs. These brightly colored utensils are perfectly sized for my toddler and my five year old even enjoys them. They are easy to clean, can be reused, and the carrying case is perfect to always have on hand. I was slightly disappointed that the case was a bit small and will only fit small kids sized utensils. A traditional adult sized utensils will not fit.
When we are on the road I like to have a water bottle available for each son. I look for something durable, easy to use, fastens shut, and something that does not leak. There is not much worse that hearing “Mom, my drink spilled” while drive full speed down the interstate with no planned stops a head.
My big guy is always thirsty and is constantly asking for something to drink. I love having a large drink bottle for him to have when we are on-the-go. The Nuby Thirsty Kids Flip-it Boost is a perfect size for both my toddler and my 5 year old and it is made really durable for the inevitable drops on the floor. The No-Spill technology has to be my favorite feature and the flip-top keeps the straw clean when not in use. There will be no more “it spilled” scares with this cup!
My final take away is that these Nuby products are wonderfully made, they have features in place for both the kids and the parents, and they are so easy to pack! You find these items in multiple stores and each review item is linked.