Thursday, August 22, 2013

Improving the Life of the Second Child with Lunchables Jr. {#LunchablesJR #shop}

Lunchables logo

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+.

Lunchables Jr

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). 

New Lunchables

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...

Lunchables Jr in car

...in the stroller...

Lunchables Jr in stroller

...while at the park...

Lunchables Jr at park

...on an airplane...

Lunchables Jr on 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!

14 comments:

Susan MomBlogger said...

Thanks for sharing - I didn't know about the Lunchables Jr - they look great but I agree I think they could lower the price a bit!

Gala said...

Thanks for sharing, it would be great during our air trips, kids hate food on the planes

alissa apel said...

My kids were just asking to try these.

The Frugal Free Gal said...

We are always on the go! I need to find these at the store and get some for my girls!

Jean Brinkley said...

I had to smile at your characterization of "second child syndrome." I am a second child myself and I made a vow similar to yours when my youngest came along. It's just tough to juggle everything and little sister does get dragged around! My daughter would really like Lunchables Jr. She is a cold cut and cheese fan, but doesn't really do bread, so the presentation is perfect for her!

Becca said...

That's great that they made snacks as opposed to meals! They look tasty :)

Kymi A. said...

Lunchable Jr.'s are great, especially on the go!I love the price too many times I have spent over $5 and they didn't eat it all or they just don't like it, but this they will love it. thank you for sharing.

slehan said...

I'll grant that they are convenient. However the ingredients leave a lot to be desired. Check out this review:
http://www.rodalenews.com/what-eat-lunch?cm_mmc=TheDailyFixNL-_-1406558-_-08222013-_-The_15_Worst_Things_Your_Lunch_Bag_title

Elizabeth said...

LOL I'm so embarrassed to say this but I actually had these the other day on a long car drive! They were delish! Thanks for the coupon, I will definitely print it!

Karen Glatt said...

These snacks look very delicious, and with a coupon for .75 off they make a good deal. But for $1.97 that is a little high. But I would be able to take this along with me for a snack.

Mel Outnumbered said...

I love how she enjoys Lunchables Jr. everywhere! My youngest had "second child syndrome" too, so I totally get that!

Ari T said...

Wow, Lunchables Jr. seem like one of the better snack items that are manufactured these days. I'm only familiar with the regular Lunchables and those were always a cherished possession on the playground, but these seem like they would be the better choice in terms of quality and content. Perfect for the second children everywhere who learn a lot of patience! It's nice to know that Little Sister B gets some perks for waiting.

Maria Iemma said...

My grandkids love Luncheables and the youngest is sure to like the Jr. version. I have to admit I rather they eat something nutritious but for a quick lunch out they are great.

bxcrochet said...

my nephew would love those

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