When I was in grade school, you know what was cool to bring your lunch in? That's right - your metal "Laugh In" lunch box. And when I got to high school, I toted my trusty Tupperware lunchbox - except mine was brown. Ugh - I was such a nerd.
Luckily, your kids don't have to be. Our four fabulous kid bag recommenders from Tuesday chime in with their picks for great lunch boxes for kids!
Judy from Mountain Baby starts us off with her pick - the Go Green
In terms of lunchboxes the Go Green is definitely our favourite. The Go Green is very very well designed to reduce lunch waste and is easy and convenient to use. It eliminates the need for plastic bags, extra containers, a separate water bottle, etc. Our customers absolutely love them and find that they pay for themselves very quickly. For young kids it is designed to be carried on its own. It fit in a bigger kids backpack - not in the Alpine Junior. But they are attractive and easy to carry.
Stefanie from Dandelion Kids - I was so mean to her. She gave me four recommendations and I pushed and hassled and tried to get her to choose just one. She gave me great write ups on two (one of them is from the same line as her backpack pick) - so I thought I would go ahead and share them both :)
Well....I think I do love the ORE bags. The patterns and colours are so bright and friendly and I think that definitely makes lunchtime more fun - especially for the primary grades who still love all things cute. They have a velcro closure up top and have insulation. They are designed more specifically as a 'lunch-bag'. I think the size is also great and it fits easily into any backpack.
My daughter has the Dabbawalla Ladybug Lunchbag so I have more personal experience with those. One of the things I love best is that they are so soft but waterproof so if something leaks, the backpack and its contents don't get soaked too. Plus they wash beautifully - nothing is ever stuck in the corners! The ladies who own the company are also super nice and easy to work with.
If I were picking a lunch box to take to school now, I would likely choose Sue from Raspberry Kids pick. I love this pink giraffe!
A very good customer of ours originally showed us the So Young Mother cooler bags and lunchboxes she had ordered and I immediately fell in love. The designs are simple, elegant and very natural looking. Mothers, fathers and kids can carry these with ease and they have an air of sophistication to them. As a parent, you are inundated with commercialized cartoon characters but my preference has always been to seek out independent designers and unique products and Catherine from So Young Mother fits that bill. It is also great to work with and support a fellow mompreneur.
OK, maybe I would pick this PlanetBox - how can you resist anything that has to do with rocketships? Annemarie from Yoyomama says ...
I wish my daughter's school didn't have a hot lunch program - well actually I don't, I love not packing lunch each day - but if they didn't I'd invest in a PlanetBox for non-toxic, litterless lunches.
So there you have it … five great pics for lunch boxes for your kids. Hmmm .. I wonder if any of them will take my Laugh In box as a trade in?