Therefore, many moms I know pull out their phones or a tablet and give it to their child during these times to calm them down and give them something to do or focus on. The problem, I found with this, though, is that the phone or tablet would inadvertently be lost over the side of the stroller, will definitely get sticky by those little hands and unless it has a "child mode", cane be easily switched off or to a different app all together. What is a busy mom to do? I came up with a simple and free hack for my stroller, which I didn't think anything of - until everyone kept asking what device I was using to hold my phone in place and said they had never seen anything like my simple, sanity saving solution.
For a minimum of $15, you might by a phone or tablet mount for your stroller. This involves installing it, hoping it is at the right angle, that when you need to use it the light isn't shining onto the mount (as these are all open air) and that it does not affect how your stroller closes. On the other hand, there is a simple and free hack that ensures your child never has to squint into the light to see the tablet or phone and gives them an "iMax experience", as stated by one mom who saw me use my simple hack. The majority of strollers come with a "Mom Peek" at the top. This is a where a flap can be lifted up from the top of the stroller to peek on the passenger. Under most "Mom Peeks" there is a mesh netting.
The Hack? Simply slide the phone screen down between the "Mom Peek" and mesh netting and close the "Mom Peek". Simply recline your little one as far back as the stroller allows and they have a nice stroller "iMax" experience. To create a darker experience, cover the opening of the stroller with a light-weight cover (blanket, nursing cover, large burp cloth).
Now, your little one can enjoy their sippy of cold milk, while watching Zootopia (or is it Finding Dory this week?) and Mom or Dad can be assured their phone or tablet will be in one piece and usable at the end of the day.