OK, I’ll admit it. I used to be one of those parents who raised a discreet eyebrow when I saw little kids ingesting sugary treats in liquid or solid form. This, of course, all changed after Laurel moved past the complacent days of nursing and early solids (and particularly after discovering birthday cake...), and now we’re the ones who receive the periodic stink eye or direct comments about refined sugar at the park.
What goes around comes around apparently. And while we realize that treats are a fun part of life for kids (and for us!), we do strive for consumption in moderation, all natural (and locally created if possible) goodies, and cool tools; the latter of which brings us to my latest fave piece of affordable kiddie feeding gear: Dwink juice box holders. Offered in bright, modern colors and featuring easy to grip handles, Dwink Boxes hold most drink box and pouch sizes (including extra small juice boxes; just rotate and insert at a 90 degree angle), and keep your kid happily squirt free at home or on the go.
Tips: We tend to go for apple juice at the market, which usually is lower in sugar than grape or fruit punch. And if we’re planning on being out and about on really hot days, I’ll partially freeze a juice box so it stays cold on the go; the same idea translates to water straw or sippy cups, which I half fill with ice.