It's funny to me that there are so many stereotypical "Mom phrases" that are joked about... particularly because I have actually said some of them to my kids.
Don't put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been!
So what if Tony did it? If Tony jumped off of a bridge, does that mean you would, too?
Have come out of my mouth in situations that, well, they were necessary. But the one that has been uttered far too often is the old standby:
Don't make me turn this car around!
I just can't take the continual whining and crying and calls of, "Mommy, I dropped it!" and, "I neeeeed my cup!" and, "Where'd my crayon go?" every time we drive somewhere further than ten minutes away.
So, short of losing my mind or hiring an assistant to sit back there with the kids to hand them everything, the much more convenient solution is here: the Kiddie Catch-All.
Designed as the ultimate car seat accessory for eliminating all of those times when you are forced to take your eyes off of the road or listen to calls of hunger or boredom, the Kiddie Catch-All is a mom-invented product that is the answer. This 9” x 7” combination of nylon and BPA free plastic is a simple yet profoundly useful concept: hook it on to your child's car seat and they have an instant pocket.
Could it really be that easy? Considering I was ready to try just about anything short of duct taping items to my kids' hands, I was definitely willing to give this unique product a try.
As I immediately appreciated the strength and durability of the construction of the Kiddie Catch-All, the obvious question was just how well it would work. We've tried at least one other car seat basket in the past and, although it did hook on, it ended up being too flimsy and small so that my kids couldn't get their hands in or their sippy cups out.
Bringing these to our minivan, the installation process was pretty much nonexistent. Simply hook the Kiddie Catch-All right on the armrest/side of the car seat (or the armrest of the seat itself) and you're set to go!
What you place inside is up to you! The Kiddie Catch-All will put books, toys, games, snacks, sippy cups and more right at your child's fingertips, and leave you to focus on driving safely. After they've taken a drink or finished with an action figure, your child just drops it right back in their basket and everyone stays happy.
I also like that, due to the innovative two-piece construction of the Kiddie Catch-All, if you encounter any sticky drips or food remnants, you just pull the entire thing off of the car seat, pop out the nylon basket and throw it right in the washing machine!
This is one product that can be used for nearly any age (or even just for a way to help keep your car organized) and, although it doesn't claim to fit every single car seat out there, there is a pretty long compatibility list so that you can check for yours prior to your purchase.
And, because of their high level of customer service and satisfaction guarantee, if you find that the Kiddie Catch-All doesn't end up working out, you can simply return it for a refund of the purchase price without any problems.
Normally retailing for $19.95, when you place your Kiddie Catch-All order, the Buy One Get One Free offer that they are running means that you will receive two... as well as their free children's CD of sing-along songs! Even better, for a limited time the price has been reduced to only $12.95, so for less than $6.50 each, you'll have peace of mind in the car for years to come!
For a convenient, easy-to-use way to put an end to crying over dropped crackers or fishing sippy cups out from under the car's seats, the Kiddie Catch-All is just the right size to be handy without being too cumbersome or in the way. It not only helps parents focus on the road but it allows kids to take pride in their independence. And, thanks to the generosity of Kiddie Catch-All, one person will discover just how nice that can be, because...
One lucky person will win a Kiddie Catch-All set of two!
To enter to win: Tell me what items your child (or the children in your life) are continually asking for in the car.
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A big thank you to Kiddie Catch-All for providing two Kiddie Catch-Alls for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.