By peoplestaff225
July 18, 2008 06:00 AM

The only thing that gets me through a trip to the grocery store is snacks — lots and lots of snacks, to distract my daughter while Mommy decides which cereal has the most fiber and which yogurt is the better deal. But I’ve dropped her little bowl of Cheerios or peach puffs too many times to count, and she always does the same if I leave it for her to hold (cleanup on aisle 7!). Now there’s a product that lets her safely snack on her own and leaves my hands free to fill the cart. It’s called the OnTray ($6.99) and it was designed by a mom who was as tired of spills as I was. It’s a simple square plastic container that attaches onto any grocery cart handle, and it works like a charm.

I took my 9-month old to Costco the other day, snapped on the OnTray and got all my shopping done without any whining or spillage! Bailey liked it, too, since she could feed herself and not have to depend on me. It also came in handy for free samples, which I could just drop into the OnTray for her! It includes a lid, so you can fill it up before leaving the house and just slide it off when you’re ready.

OnTray comes in four colors, is dishwasher safe, and can be bought directly at