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Snacking in the Car

BabySugar Diaries: Snacking in the Car

Shuttling kids between school, soccer practice, and running errands often means a lot of time in the car for families. Stopping to give the lil ones a healthy snack can take a chunk of time out of a packed schedule and often results in backseat snacking.

A recent post on the Consumer Reports blog got me thinking about the dangers of such a common mom practice. While driving to a new park, a mother tried to calm her cranky kids by handing them snacks to eat en route to their destination. Minutes later one of her tots began gagging on the cereal bar and proceeded to throw up all over himself. Between glances back at her son to make sure he was OK, the hysterical cries of her older child, and attempting to maneuver her car to the side of the road, the mother was beyond distracted. She has since vowed to stop feeding her kids while the car is in motion. Do you let your kids eat in the car?

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MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I was ALWAYS worried about this... i didn't let her eat in the car for a really long time, like one and a half, and i was still worried because she has always been a poor chewer/easy choker. Even now, at 2 and a half, though i do let her eat in the car, its things that will be hard to choke on.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I was actually just thinking about that the other day. My girl's still too little to be snacking away, but I don't think I want her eating in the car. Not only will the car probably be a mess, but it also seems dangerous...but we'll see if I can pull through with this rule...
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