It comes from trying to keep them entertained in cars, at the airport, on flights and so on. Last year when we went away Mini Cheddar was only 13 months old but fast forward just over a year and I felt a bit jittery about our recent holiday to Italy. How was I going to keep a 2 year old entertained on the plane?
It looked just what we needed - something small and practical. I hadn't heard of it before so I did some research and found out the product had appeared on Dragons Den and secured the financial backing of Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden. I was intrigued so I contacted them explaining that I was surprised I had never heard of the product and they very kindly sent me one for Mini Cheddar to trial on her holidays!
I bought a couple of new books, a doodle pad, some new crayons and pencils and a couple of new cheap toys to keep Mini Cheddar entertained. I added a few of her old favourites like Bobsie Rabbit and her Minnie Mouse sunglasses for when we arrived in the sunshine!
To use it as a backpack was a bit difficult for Mini Cheddar as she's only 2 (the TrayKit is recommended for 3+ years) but she was able to carry it with the handle on the top. So I would say the backpack element would be more appropriate for slightly older children. The size of it (27cm x 8cm x 34cm) is perfect for travelling but it holds a lot.
The toys and books in the TrayKit kept Mini Cheddar entertained the whole flight and she loved it. We would heartily recommend this product to anyone who travels. Even if you don't travel abroad it's great to use in the car (there is a strap included to attach to the seat in front) - we even used it in the car in Italy. I should imagine it would be great on trains too. We've also used it to take to other places where Mini Cheddar can use it on the floor.
You can purchase them for £26.97 from the Content & Calm website and I know they also stock them now in Sainsburys and Boots as I've seen them there since.
Finally a short clip of Mini Cheddar enjoying her TrayKit:
This is not a sponsored post.
We were sent a TrayKit but all views, opinions, photographs and videos are entirely my own.