Little Sister B has a condition that I'm not proud to tell people about. It's called Second Child Syndrome.
Being the second child myself, I swore that she would always be treated the same and have all of the opportunities that her old sister has enjoyed. But that was before she was born and turned life as we knew it completely upside down. Why did no one tell me that once child number two comes along that there just isn't time for... anything?
Instead of getting to do the things that Big Sister E did when she was a baby (story time at the library, music classes, swim lessons, etc), Little Sister B gets to, well... come along to whatever Big Sister E is signed up for? Or, quite often, she hasn't been old enough to actually participate in whatever her older sister is doing, so she just comes along for the drop off and pickup.
So it's pretty accurate to say that she spends much more time on-the-go and simply waiting around than she would if she were, perhaps, the firstborn. And although I try to make it up to her with things like allowing her to play games on the iPhone when we're waiting in the car to pick up her sister after school, the true way to Little Sister B's heart is through food.
Most recently, my guilt has been lessened a tiny bit thanks to the debut of Lunchables Jr., a fun, convenient, on-the-go lunchtime combo for kids ages 3+.
As a brand that moms already know and trust, I love that Lunchables has now introduced a line of grab & go snacks for kids 3 and up. Made with real fruit, the four varieties — Blueberry Bonanza, Teddy Bear Picnic, Very Beary Crunch, and Ants on a Log — include kid favorite ingredients like dried apples, creamy peanut butter, raisins and Teddy Grahams.
Can we talk about how quick, easy and tasty these are?
After hearing that this new product had recently launched exclusively at Walmart, it didn't take much convincing for me to head over and pick up a variety of these new Lunchables from the baby food aisle for us to try out (see my full shopping trip in photos here).
This convenient packaging couldn't be much easier for kids on the go, as there is no refrigeration needed and the entire thing comes in its own container for portability and ease. Just pull off the top and snacktime is served!
But simply because I love the idea of Lunchables Jr., does that mean that they're kid-approved as well?
My 4-year-old tester gave them a thumbs up in the car...
...in the stroller...
...while at the park...
...on an airplane...
...and pretty much here or there or anywhere else!
While the $1.97 price tag for these Walmart Lunchables isn't tremendously high, I'm sure that I'm not the only one that would prefer to pay a little less for a snacktime package, right?
Before you head to the toddler snack aisle at your local Walmart, print out this handy coupon to save 75¢ on any one of the Lunchables Jr. options!
Even when Little Sister B is a grown woman, she will always, always be my baby. But for now, she's also my sidekick when it comes to being on-the-go, so if Lunchables Jr. can provide a quick and fun way to bring a smile to her face with dried fruit and tasty crackers, then they're a win-win for both of us.
Find out more about this new addition for the younger Lunchables crowd by visiting Lunchables.com and connecting with them on Facebook.
To find out if your nearest Walmart carries these yummy snacks, click here... and don't forget to print out a coupon before you go!