LapFit {The Eat, Work, Play Tray} Review

Yes I admit, we eat fast food more than I’d like. It is just such an solution for lunch on the go and we seem to always be the go these days! After a trip to McDonalds (or wherever we stop) it is inevitable that I will find the barbeque sauce pack flipped upside down on the carpet, fries in between the seats and a chicken nugget smooshed in the booster seat. Everytime one of the above (or all three) happens and you’d think by now I’d just learn to accept it. So I googled and I found this mom who used a frisbee to contain her child’s happy meals (or snack even) in the car, but nope that was only a little bit better. Then I heard about LapFit. Now please don’t judge, it is a solution that I found works for us and I am happy to have it.

LapFit model with EasyFit Cover to create writing or working surface:

LapFit is a tray designed for kids through adults that fits perfectly on your lap and holds your meal, snack, or with the EasyFit cove it is a perfect desktop surface for your car. It holds a drink, condiment container, juicebox (in the toddler version), food areas, and it designed to mount comfortably on your child’s legs.

Features:

  • Compact (stores easily in cars and SUVs for kids to grab and use)
  • Easy to use (no straps or cumbersome mechanics)
  • Spill-proof (ergonomically designed to stay on lap — even with quick stops and turns)
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack for easy clean up)
  • Cool and unique (patented design is sleek and highly functional)
  • Right-sized (for girls ages 3 to 15, in or out of a car booster seat)
  • Safe (meets all CPSC and FDA guidelines)

So we put these trays to the test and on a trip to grandma’s (about an hour ride) we went through the drive-thru. I set my boys food on each of their trays and handed it to them. They thought it was the coolest thing ever and better yet there was no accidents. They even ate all their food (which they usually don’t) because they could see it and have the barbecue sauce and ketchup, which I haven’t been giving them due to spills. I am thinking these would be especially useful for long road trips but for now we just use it on our everyday adventures. The tray is not of course limited to fast food, it is perfect for anytime your child wants a snack.  The other awesome feature though about these trays is that it comes with a cover to easily turn the LapFit from your eating surface to a working surface.  My little guy can now easily color and play with his toys.  The LapFit fit nicely on my lap and I love that it doesn’t need to be restrained at all, so yes the tray will fall if your child isn’t hanging onto it somehow.

Fun colors:

Perfect working surface:

The two LapFit’s side by side – the smaller LapFit has the bottom sides cut out so it doesn’t interfere with kids car/booster seats or their elbows:

Underneath the tray, it makes it so it rests on your child’s legs:

Back of bigger Lapfit:

So happy!

Sits nicely on his lap:

In the house on our kitchen counter, finishing up his food:

Overall the LapFit has become our new car necessity.  It makes eating, working and playing the car a breeze.  Even my husband has tried it out with his laptop, which he has had to use in the car before and liked the surface.  I haven’t ben able to try it yet (since I am always the driver) but as a mom I appreciate it.  My sons even like to use it inside on the kitchen counter with their food as they love the little separate compartments.  Theres really nothing I would change about the LapFit right now.  It comes in fun colors, different sizes for different ages and is reasonably priced under $20 – worth it to me to save my sanity while in the car!

BUY IT: LapFit can be purchased directly from LapFit.com for $19.99 plus shipping or at Amazon.com, Learning Express Toys and Parent-Teacher Store USA — other retailers are lining up to put it on their shelves.

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  1. Sarah Yurga says:

    we have a rule that all garbage has to leave the car after we get home.

  2. I only let my daughter eat dry snacks in the car

  3. I don’t allow it.

  4. I let my kids eat whatever they want in the car as long as they be quiet

  5. Only dry snacks in the car, no sweet or sticky items

  6. Laurie Emerson says:

    They are allowed to have foods like chips and drinks in either sippy cups or water bottles. They always have napkins under them and they are pretty good about not spilling or leaving crumbs.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  7. cynthia layton says:

    little peices at a time

  8. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I try to limit eating in the van but sometimes it is necessary.The older kids try to help the younger ones if I am driving.

  9. Amanda Rauch says:

    we did not allow food in the car

  10. We try not to eat in the car – Thanks!

  11. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    Getting small hand-held things

  12. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I allow it, but I alway’s have to clean after lol

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  13. susan smoaks says:

    we rarely allow food in the car and we just clean up afterwards

  14. Kerrie Mayans says:

    Currently I have a empty baby wipes container that I pulled the lid off and I give it to my son with the drink on one side and fries and nuggets on the other. I have another emptied one that contains other things to snack on in the car like granola bars, squeezy applesauce, capri-suns, etc.

  15. freebies city says:

    no food allowed in the car!!

  16. Richard Hicks says:

    we do not allow it. Take home food is eaten when we get home!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  17. My daughter isn’t quite old enough to feed herself yet, so I haven’t had to worry about it yet

  18. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    we just work around the mess of it all
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  19. It’s hard that’s for sure. I don’t have many cup holders in the backseat so they try to keep their drink between their legs while trying to eat their food from the bag. Looks so uncomfortable.

  20. Karen Gonyea says:

    We just deal with the mess afterwards.

  21. Krystal T says:

    I hand him a small portion at a time.

  22. Melissa JN says:

    Usually it’s just snacks that are relatively neat and can be eaten out of a baggie! Anything more elaborate has to wait.

  23. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I usually pack him snack in small bags that he can easily handle. The less crumble the better 🙂

  24. Tara Liebing says:

    I allow my son to eat in the car but he always makes a mess I just make him pick up the garbage when he gets out of the car

  25. We stick to less-messy snacks. And then we just vacuum a lot!

  26. Missy Hank says:

    Our car is a mess! I usually let them have the food box and the car gets trashed!

  27. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I always have Wet Ones in the car but do not allow chocolate of ice cream.

  28. I have four LapFits — two for each of my grandkids in my and my husband’s car. They are FABULOUS!!! I wouldn’t leave the house without them!

  29. I have one for my 5 year old grand child and love it! Keeps everything in its place and easy to store. A MUST when traveling!!!

  30. I hand them one piece of food at a time.

    Thanks!

  31. We usually use little cups for snacks in the car.

  32. Sarah Harding says:

    we try not to eat in the car but if we do and they make a mess they know that they will be helping in the cleaning process

  33. my grandson is pretty neat eating in the car but the tray would be so nice!

  34. Stephanie L. says:

    I try not to allow it if possible, I’m a clean freak when it comes to the car.

  35. We don’t. But it happens anyway. and then I find out after the crumbs are all over the place.

  36. I allow it, but usually only “dry” snacks and drinks with lids.

  37. christine jessamine says:

    i allow it, but wont let them hold the food themselves, for my daughter i will break off pieces and hand it to her

  38. carol gentry says:

    I don’t do a very good job of it. I never seen these and they are GREAT. Would love to win

  39. I try to put food in sturdy containers and I tend to avoid sticky or liquid foods (like dips)

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. we dont eat while in a car

  41. I keep a garbage bag & wet wipes in the car.

  42. omg….could of used this on our 18 hour road trip to colorado.

  43. renee walters says:

    I don’t manage well, which is why my car is a mess.

  44. Gilbert S says:

    No food in my car! Lol

  45. Katherine says:

    No food in the car but this might change my mind

  46. Crissy D. says:

    I allow it, its almost impossible on big trips to forbid it, but they always make a mess. This would make it so much easier.

  47. No food in the car on a normal day, only on long trips. I try to limit it to simple food that’s easy to clean up and won’t leave a stain behind.

  48. My daughter is 2 so I just hand her a few things at a time.

  49. I don’t let them eat in my car.

  50. Taryn Pasco says:

    My daughter is only almost 2, so unless the food is not in a baggy I usually dont allow her to eat in the car. This little tray would be awesome though as she gets older it will really come in handy.

  51. Sarah Hall says:

    I try not to give them anything messy or wet. If they must drink, I use spill proof cups.

  52. I dont allow food in the car. If there is food in the car it will not be eaten till we get home

  53. I love this idea. This tray would help keep my sons mess contained. I have tried just about everything.

  54. We don’t do a very good job of keeping things clean when the kids eat in the car.

  55. I let my son eat in the vehicle if he tries to be neat.

  56. Patricia Williams says:

    I try to limit the snacks to finger foods. If its a long trip we stop to eat. I would love to win this for my oldest son so he could play while he’s in his seat.

  57. When my daughter was little I always said we aren’t going to eat in the car. But of course we did. I always keep napkins and wet ones just in case. She never spilled anything. Now she’s grown and her car is a mess. Lol!
    Great gift for my neices! They’re young so my sister would be happy.Thanks for the great giveaway!

  58. There is no management of it – just me cleaning up afterwards.

  59. We allow food/snacks in the car if we are on a road trip, or even just traveling an hour or more from home (heck, I want to snack on road trips). We really don’t have a way to manage it though. We are going on our first long road trip (12 hours) this year for Christmas.. I think I may be as nervous about it as I am excited lol. Been looking for ideas and these trays look great!

  60. Sandy VanHoey says:

    We allow it at times, not too often however. Then, we usually have a mess to clean up so it’s great to see a product like this.

  61. it’s kind of just a free for all

  62. Sylvia White says:

    We don’t manage very well. We try to limit food in the car but this would certainly help

  63. I have no idea! If we go on road trips, I pack an ice chest full of drinks and snacks, but it usually turns into a huge mess!

  64. I only let me kids eat foods that are not messy in the car.

  65. We’re expecting our first little one next month, so we don’t have struggles with this yet, but I’m sure having one of these in stock will help when the time comes!

  66. At the moment we really struggle to find a way to keep things tidy

  67. I usually don’t have them eat in the car unless the trip is over an hour.. these things are cool!

  68. I try to only allow dry snacks for easy clean up, nothing sticky