The Snack & Play Travel Tray Review and Giveaway

Late last year, my younger brother got married in Florida. That was our first road trip with Lucas. I learned a lot of lessons about driving long distances (8 hours) with a toddler from that trip. Mainly, avoid it at all possible costs, but if you’re crazy brave enough to do it, BE PREPARED. We thought we were prepared. We brought snacks, drinks, and lots of toys. The problem? Toys, books, and snacks everywhere and mommy reaching in the back every 5 seconds to pick them up! I knew right away that what he needed was a car seat tray to eat his snacks from, to play with his toys, and to read his books.


To say that I was excited when I discovered The Snack and Play Travel Tray by Star Kids Products is an understatement! The Snack and Play Travel Tray is a soft tray table with mesh pockets that attaches to any car seat and can be used with your stroller too.


It has a tall rim all around to keep snacks and toys on the tray and is made from impact collapsing foam and a sturdy nylon fabric. The tray has received high marks in safety tests and has received many awards.

Star Kids Products generously sent me a Snack and Play Travel Tray to test out. I am so impressed with the design and ease of use of this product. First, it easily folds so that when you’re not using the tray, you can conveniently store it without taking up a lot of space. It’s extremely easy to install. You just put buckle your child into the car seat like normal and place the tray on the child’s lap. Take the tray’s strap and wrap around the back of the car seat and attach clip. That’s it. Easy peasy! The large mesh pockets on either side of the tray are awesome. They can be used to store toys, books, drinks, snacks, etc. Like I mentioned earlier, the tray is made of a strudy nylon so clean up is a breeze and the tall rim does a flawless job of keeping snacks from sliding off. Of course, it won’t stop your toddler from throwing stuff, but then again, what will?

Lucas loves having his books, toys, and snacks right there in front of him. Not to mention that mom and dad are VERY happy to not have to constantly reach in the back to pick up his toys! Here’s a picture of Lucas in his car seat using The Snack and Play Travel Tray. Lucas is still rear-facing, which is why the tray is not completely flat. When forward-facing the tray does lay completely flat because the child’s legs will hang down rather than straight or up at an angle like Lucas’ do in the picture.

Want It: You can purchase the Snack and Play Travel Tray from Babies R Us and other online retailers for $19.99.

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Ellen C.! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to contact me.

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The Snack & Play Travel Tray Review and Giveaway

Late last year, my younger brother got married in Florida. That was our first road trip with Lucas. I learned a lot of lessons about driving long distances (8 hours) with a toddler from that trip. Mainly, avoid it at all possible costs, but if you’re crazy brave enough to do it, BE PREPARED. We thought we were prepared. We brought snacks, drinks, and lots of toys. The problem? Toys, books, and snacks everywhere and mommy reaching in the back every 5 seconds to pick them up! I knew right away that what he needed was a car seat tray to eat his snacks from, to play with his toys, and to read his books.


To say that I was excited when I discovered The Snack and Play Travel Tray by Star Kids Products is an understatement! The Snack and Play Travel Tray is a soft tray table with mesh pockets that attaches to any car seat and can be used with your stroller too.


It has a tall rim all around to keep snacks and toys on the tray and is made from impact collapsing foam and a sturdy nylon fabric. The tray has received high marks in safety tests and has received many awards.

Star Kids Products generously sent me a Snack and Play Travel Tray to test out. I am so impressed with the design and ease of use of this product. First, it easily folds so that when you’re not using the tray, you can conveniently store it without taking up a lot of space. It’s extremely easy to install. You just put buckle your child into the car seat like normal and place the tray on the child’s lap. Take the tray’s strap and wrap around the back of the car seat and attach clip. That’s it. Easy peasy! The large mesh pockets on either side of the tray are awesome. They can be used to store toys, books, drinks, snacks, etc. Like I mentioned earlier, the tray is made of a strudy nylon so clean up is a breeze and the tall rim does a flawless job of keeping snacks from sliding off. Of course, it won’t stop your toddler from throwing stuff, but then again, what will?

Lucas loves having his books, toys, and snacks right there in front of him. Not to mention that mom and dad are VERY happy to not have to constantly reach in the back to pick up his toys! Here’s a picture of Lucas in his car seat using The Snack and Play Travel Tray. Lucas is still rear-facing, which is why the tray is not completely flat. When forward-facing the tray does lay completely flat because the child’s legs will hang down rather than straight or up at an angle like Lucas’ do in the picture.

Want It: You can purchase the Snack and Play Travel Tray from Babies R Us and other online retailers for $19.99.

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Ellen C.! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to contact me.

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  1. This won the Family Review Center’s Editor’s Choice Award in 2008.greenmamaspad(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I learned that you can even use it on an airplane! And Alyson is from Denver, like us!

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  24. What an awesome product! You didn’t mention how great this product is for airplane travel! Thanks for the giveaway!jessrkynoch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. It won the Family Review Center’s Editor’s Choice Award in 2008.

  33. It took 15 months from thought to actual prototype! well worth the wait im sure

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  35. It’s an iparenting media award winner. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. I voted 1.

  38. I voted 2.

  39. You can even take it on an airplane and avoid the whole “tray table in an upright position” for kids who want to stay occupied during takeoff.Having recently passed crash testing, itโ€™s easily removed in the case of an accident and made of soft nylon for maximum safety (and easy clean-up).

  40. They are great for airplane trips! I’m going to vote now ๐Ÿ™‚mariajoy@hotmail.com

  41. I voted #2…mariajoy@hotmail.com

  42. The idea for the tray came from her then 2 and a half yr old son Daniel when she was trying to find a surface for him in a car seat or stroller.member (dot) thao (at) gmail.com

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  47. She made it for her son, Daniel.ldbollen at yahoo dot com

  48. They sell them at GoBeBe in Puyallup, WA by my house ๐Ÿ˜‰Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

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  52. I voted!

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  55. I’ve got your button!

  56. This can be used on airplanesx_muneca@yahoo.com

  57. Family Review Center’s Editor’s Choice Award in 2008

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  60. It took about 15 months to bring the idea from a thought and design to an actual prototype. tvollowitz at aol dot com

  61. Her son Daniel was the inspiration for this product

  62. Alyson Starr Probst invented it before incorporating her company in June 2002. I have your buttons on my myspace page and blog.Tiffanikrazkat13@yahoo.com

  63. I learned it is a winner of the Family Review Center Editor’s Choice Award. Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. They are located in Denver, CO.

  65. I voted.

  66. I voted.

  67. The creator is a mom like us. ๐Ÿ™‚I actually noticed more that your son is rear-facing. I was talking to my hubby about this last night and so was an odd coincidence to see this post in my inbox this am! What made you make this decision and how long will you keep him rear-facing? I’m trying to decide whether to turn my 18 month old rear-facing again after 6 months of fwd-facing. I’m afraid he will freak. He already hates the car. Anyway, didn’t mean to take over your comments but hoped you would read and answer!Thanks!

  68. And I subscribe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. you can buy it at babysrus.com. and i just might! i’m taking a looong car trip with my sister-in-law and our combined four children – they will be 4, 2, 2, 1 at the time of the trip. i think we need a few of these!!

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  75. This won the Family Review Center’s Editor’s Choice Award in 2008.samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

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  77. I voted of course!samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

  78. I voted #2!samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

  79. I tweeted!http://twitter.com/samanthajcampen/status/1206538070samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

  80. The company is located in Denver, Coloradogkstratos@yahoo.com

  81. Voted for you (#1)gkstratos@yahoo.com

  82. Voted for you (#2)gkstratos@yahoo.com

  83. Alyson Starr Probst is the Fonder of the company.shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

  84. I voted!shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  86. I am following. Thanksshan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

  87. Love it. Please enter me.

  88. great for my grandson.

  89. It won the NAPPA honors! This is sooo cool!

  90. The company is 95% women owned! Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. What a cool product. It can be used for airplane travel.

  92. I voted 1

  93. I voted 2

  94. I subscribe

  95. I follow

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  97. It has won NAPPA honors.It would make for a perfect gift for anyone you know who is going to be traveling(or not)with a toddler.Great product!

  98. I voted!

  99. I added your button

  100. I follow.

  101. This product was inspired by Allyson’s son Daniel.donnellyjen (at) hotmail (dot) com

  102. Enter me. This would come in very handy.

  103. She invented this product because she couldnโ€™t find a safe, practical surface for her son to use to use when he was in his car seat or stroller.

  104. You can use it on the plane, and we fly several times a year…this would be AWESOME!burlyangel(at)yahoo(dot)com

  105. I follow

  106. Alyson, the founder, graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a BA in Economics and Accounting.elissa at huebert dot org

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  110. I like that it can be used on carseat and airplanes! How cool! couponcrazymom00 at gmail dot com

  111. I voted too!couponcrazymom00 at gmail dot com

  112. The idea for the snack & play travel tray came from a mom who had the same challenges as the rest of us. It took her several months but thank goodness she perservered.

  113. I subscribe.

  114. The About Us page was very interesting. I found out that the company is 95% women owned. I really like that this is a soft, foam tray. We had a hard, plastic one & it just didn't work well at all. I also like that the sides are higher than the other one we had.Thanks for the opportunity,BethreapingjoyATyahooDOTcom

  115. They’ve won 4 awards for this tray. I didn’t know that.YiddishBitterRose at gmail dot com

  116. in 2006 iParenting media award winnertiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  117. That it won the Family Review Center’s Editor’s Choice Award in 2008.

  118. you can use it on airplanesmeisnow22 at gmail.com

  119. i’m a subscribermeisnow22 at gmail.com

  120. The idea for the Snack and Play came from a need the founder had for her oldest child when he was 2 yrs old.dove42(at)comcast(dot)net

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  124. you can use it on airplanes too!

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  126. it works even on airplanes

  127. This is awesome.The original inspiration for the Snack & Play Travel Tray came from Daniel, then two and a half. She couldnโ€™t find a safe, practical surface for him to use when he was in his car seat or stroller.thanksaddeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  134. Oh my goodness this is awesome. I learned from the website that a mom of two came up with this product. I wish I was that ingenious ๐Ÿ™‚ My 2 year old could definitely use this. I hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. I’m a follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. I voted

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  138. The Snack and Play Travel Tray can be used on airplanes as well. This would be very handy for us. We live in a rural area so even a trip to the grocery store is a long drive. Thanks for the chance to win!sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

  139. I like that the rim holds toys for my baby!clubpenwordg68@aim.com

  140. I learned that there is nowhere in Maryland that sells these.pduthoy@yahoo.com

  141. I am a subscriber.pduthoy@yahoo.com

  142. I voted #1pduthoy@yahoo.com

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  144. Voted #1! Thanks.mogrill@comcast.net

  145. They’ve won 4 awards for this tray! ~:) sounders68 [at] gmail.com

  146. Gwenshan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

  147. I added your bottonthanksTiffanikrazkat13@yahoo.com

  148. I signed the SMA petition.

  149. That it took 15 months to get to market

  150. Use Snack & Play Travel Tray anywhere you go with your car seat, even AIRPLANES!!!pma_devri@hotmail.com

  151. I voted for you.pma_devri@hotmail.com

  152. I voted for you.pma_devri@hotmail.com

  153. I’m a follower.pma_devri@hotmail.com

  154. It took 15 months from thought to actual prototype.

  155. Alyson is from Denver and has a BA in Economics.

  156. It’s an iParenting Media Award winner.

  157. I voted for you #1.

  158. I voted for you #2.

  159. I follow.

  160. It got the National Parenting Publications Award for 2008 rosans4@cocmast.net

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  165. I signed the SMA petitionrosans4@comcast.net

  166. The company is 95% women owned, I like that.

  167. I subscribe to your email

  168. I voted 1

  169. I voted 2

  170. The Snack & Play Travel Tray won Whirlpool's Mother of Invention Contest and was written up in the Denver Post!

  171. I voted!

  172. I voted again!

  173. I subscribe!

  174. The creator has two boys: 6 and 4.marin (dot) obrien {at} g mail

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  181. subscriber.

  182. The founder is a mom! What a cool product.marydaviswrites(at)gmail(dot)com

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  188. Great product! The original inspiration for the Snack & Play Travel Tray came from Daniel, the inventor's son, then two and a half. She couldnโ€™t find a safe, practical surface for him to use when he was in his car seat or stroller. She invented it before incorporating her company in June 2002.

  189. Subscriber.

  190. Follow your blog.

  191. Commented on your review of Haydenburri Lane.

  192. Alyson Probst is the founder. Thanks for a great giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚Heather

  193. Learned that this item has won the Family Review Center’s Editor’s Choice Award. Thanks for the contest.

  194. it won 3 awards in 2008, one from conde nast.chani.adams(at)gmail.com

  195. i subscribechani.adams(at)gmail.com

  196. gwenchani.adams(at)gmail.com

  197. Can’t believe it took so long (15 months) to develop a prototype! Must be a great product.strycker@slu.edu

  198. The company is 95% owned by women. I love that! And I love this tray. Please enter me.

  199. ukjulie21@hotmail.comThe creator has 2 sons

  200. Star Kids was incorporated in June 2002

  201. Subscribed via google reader

  202. Following on blogger

  203. Alyson graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a BA in Economics and Accounting, and passed her CPA in New York. A job offer from Vail Associates brought her to Colorado in September of 1994. After a move to Denver, she continued to work in financial positions until the birth of her children

  204. following your blog as klp1965@myfairpoint.net kathy pease

  205. Family Review Center’s Editor’s Choice Award in 2008.

  206. I like that it fits on strollers. Thank youcandieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

  207. It took 15 months from thought to actual prototype!

  208. subscribe

  209. Following on blogger

  210. It took her about 15 months to bring the idea from a thought and design to an actual prototype. In another 12 months, after refinements the product was launched.

  211. following your blog

  212. It is now sold by retailers and e-tailers in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia.

  213. I’m a subscriber.

  214. I tweeted!

  215. The Snack and Play Travel Tray can be used on airplanes too!

  216. It took her about 15 months to bring the idea from a thought and design to an actual prototype.

  217. I’m a follower!

  218. It took about 15 months to bring the idea from a thought and to the actual design.

  219. I follow.

  220. It took Alyson about 15 months to bring the idea from a thought and design to an actual prototype. In another 12 months, after refinements the product was launched. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

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