Dad of triplets has genius hack to stop backseat battles

There are no fights in the backseat of the White family car now.
There are no fights in the backseat of the White family car now. Photo: Facebook

As a father of two-year-old triplets, stay at home dad Jake White, is used to thinking on his feet. But his latest problem-solving hack is so genius that it has gone viral.

Fed up with his three kids Xavier, Jude and Stella fighting over snacks in the back of the car, the creative dad devised a simple plan to separate them. Using two hard board dividers he created three individual cubicles for his kids' car seats.

The result? The tiny passengers can't touch each other – which means they can't get into fisticuffs.

"The dividers are foam core, just strong enough to keep the kids separated. The kids aren't strong enough to break it from a seated position yet," White told TODAY parents.

"The kids are very well behaved and I take them everywhere, so it was a natural solution to keep the peace."

After installing the dividers, White took the three toddlers out for a spin and posted a photo on Facebook. "No more car fighting. The guys at the drive-thru said it was genius. A day in the life of triplets," he captioned.

The post was an immediate hit with other parents and quickly went viral accumulating thousands of shares.

White, who has a background in fine arts and sculpture also told TODAY that he was shocked that his backseat-fighting hack went viral.

"I really had no idea this was viral material, but now that I look at the combination of components in the photo and the caption, it makes sense why it went viral. Parents get it when it comes to problem solving," he said.


But while many have praised White for his genius solution to in-car squabbles, others have pointed out some flaws in the idea.

"It looks like time out," said one commenter.

"Solitary confinement," said another.

However, other parents of multiples were quick to defend White.  "I have triplets," wrote one parent.

"I WISH I could have thought of this years ago…they just turned 13 and still go at it daily!"