Snack Cups

Since our little munchkin is all about the snacks, we found snack cups to be indispensable. The two best snack cups on the market for toddlers are the Made For Mom Snack Trap and the Munchkin Snack Catchers.

Both have their benefits and drawbacks. Both promote fine motor skills, help foster your child’s emerging independence and both prevent your child from just dumping the cup and all the contents everywhere. However, just know that they don’t prevent all spills. There is an opening and depending on the size of the snack, some snacks fall out of it easier than others. But no matter what, it still prevents more spills than an open cup. Also, I’ve read that some kids learn how to hold one of the flaps down and dump the contents.

My favorite use is when we’re strolling along. I don’t like giving him snacks when I can’t see him, but I don’t mind giving him the HAPPYMETLS Organic Yogurt Snacks for Babies & Toddlers since they easily melt in the mouth. I use simple plastic rings to keep the snack cup attached to the stroller but you can use the Made For Mom Take Me with Tether, the Booginhead SippiGrip or similar product to help keep the cup attached to the stroller.

Made For Mom Snack Trap – This is our favorite of the two

What we like about it:

  • Easy grip handle
  • The plastic isn’t too stiff for beginning snackers to use easily
  • Cute pictures
  • You can purchase the optional Made For Mom Snack Trap Lid Accessory Pack. This set is cool because it also comes with a sippy cup lid.
  • BPA free, latex free, lead free

What we don’t like about it:

  • The plastic isn’t too stiff so sometimes you get more snacks falling out
  • Cup doesn’t easily stay upright when clumsy hands are grabbing at it


Munchkin Snack Catchers

What we like about it:

  • Very bright, gender neutral colors
  • Rubber bottom protects tables and keeps the snack cup more stable
  • The rubber is a bit stiff so the snacks don’t easily fall out
  • BPA free

What we don’t like about it:

  • The plastic is a bit stiff and was difficult for young snacking babies to get their hands in and out
  • The handles weren’t as easy for a young snacker to hold on to
  • Does not have a lid for travel – optional or not


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