What to Look for in Travel Trays to Keep Kids Entertained in the Car

And they keep parents sane!

The key to car rides—no matter how far you’re going—is keep the backseat organized while keeping the kids sitting there entertained. A travel tray is an all-in-one, easy-to-use solution to store your little one’s activities and keep them within easy reach. Here’s what to look for in travel trays that are durable, easy to clean and, frankly, sanity savers.

Easy Setup

This spill-proof item has pockets for toys, sippy cups and even a tablet. It also comes with five activity worksheets and erasable markers. Beloved Belongings

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The secret to a great travel tray is the ability to take it with you. Look for a travel tray that easily folds up with all the play items safely secured inside. The beauty is you can then use it inside your home, in a hotel, airplane, park or wherever your car ride takes you to keep the boredom at bay.

Available in Multiple Colors

Your child will be riding in style with this option, which includes a cup holder and fun designs like unicorns and dinosaurs on the top surface. ecoZen Lifestyle

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You want a travel tray that provides a storage space for everything from the all mighty tablet to sippy cups, crayons, lovies and more. Not only does it make those items easy to find, but also makes sure they’re secure and won’t bounce around or get loose during a bumpy ride.

Storage Bag Included

This one features a whiteboard that erases. Pack it up and tote it easily. tomser

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The table top of the tray is one of the most important to consider. And by that, we mean make sure it’s easy to clean. Most trays pull double duty during snack time and need to easily wipe away drips and crumbs. But if you’re out of coloring books or the boredom really starts to kick in, a dry erase top that they’re encouraged to scribble on is a nice, worry-free touch.

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Bonus Items

You get all the regulars, plus a glow-in-the-dark bracelet! Funtasit

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Eco-Conscious Materials

The sides and accessories of this option are lined with Velcro, making it easy to detach or rearrange to meet your little one’s needs. Lusso Gear

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