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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    The girls chose their own (Minnie Mouse ones) backpacks that came with matching cooler bag/lunch bags that clip onto the front. I got them from Big W.
    In them I can fit a sandwich or wrap, yoghurt, fruit cup, banana or carrot sticks and cruskits. Their drinks get put into a tub at preschool.
    I find most lunch boxes too shallow but the bags are good.

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    Default Re: What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    I have a generic one, got it from kmart,
    It's rectangular and black and grey.
    Fits a lot of food,
    Containers i use are smash ones with a rubber lid (he is only 2 1/2 and won't open stuff but i find them easy to open) and these small generic square tubs from reject shop (they look tiny but hold a fair bit, i can fit a small apple cut into slices / a small carrot etc in them) and sandwich bags.

    I don't pack anything that needs an ice brick as chances are the brick will make everything soggy.

    Whatever you do don't go for clip it containers, they have a rubber seal and look good in theory ,

    Reality is liquid goes around the seal so they leak, you have to pull the seal out to clean it properly and the gap where the seal sits is impossible to clean, also ants get in the containers

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    I got a Sistema one from Coles, it has three sections in the lid (one for drink bottle), and a fairly deep bottom section that can hold a whole apple or pear. So far, it's great. If I have something liquidy I put it in a little container in the deep section but I can put a variety of foods in the lidded section without needing to individually wrap them.

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    I have a child in Year 2 and one in Prep. I originally had for both those insulated lunch boxes and as said above they start to stink. My older daughter loves to take a tin of tuna for lunch and a plain wrap, but one day she left the can in her lunch box and that was it could not get the smell out.

    I have changed back to a hard plastic lunch boxes, they have to carry a fair bit in their bag some times so if the lunch box takes up the whole bag you are stuck again. Also depending on whether there is access to a fridge or not in the summer if there is meat in their lunch box or something that needs to keep really cold you have to think about that.

    The school where the girls go does not give the kids access to a fridge so sometimes their bags are in the sun and in summer that is all bad I have found that for packets they can't open I open it at home and put whatever it is in a ziplock bag that comes home.

    Just some other things to think about.

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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    Quote Originally Posted by wigglemum View Post
    I've been using the 'fridge to go' one all year for my kindy boy. They are awesome. It comes with a freezer block and keeps things cold for up to 8 hours. So you can send yogurts and cold meat sandwiches without fear of them going off. It comes home everyday still cold. Yo can find them on the net or Howard's Storage sell a limited supply. I'll be getting another one for my dd who starts kindy next year.
    Fridge to go here to, love being able to pack yogurts meat ect and know they will stay cold all day. They even come home cold if not eaten during the day.

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    My kids both use the sistema ones with the three compartments in the top. http://www.sistema.co.nz/pages/Siste...red_lunch.html

    They are in an insulated bag. Our prekindy, kindy and PP needed the kids to have their morning tea and drink bottles seperate. In fact I think most places their drink bottles go in to the class with them.

    Whatever you put in has to be easy for the kids to open and eat. Most schools dont allow things like LCM bars or chocolate stuff. Our school has a no nude food policy - which means everything needs to be in a container or wrapped.

    My kids have fruit salad for MT - I cut it up and pop in a bag with a freezer brick and a plastic fork. For lunch they have a sandwich, home made biccie or muffin/cheese sticks/ veggie sticks and a small treat like teddy bickies which I put in the top section of the lunch box. Squeezy yoghurt and sultanas/dried fruit are great.
    I use snap lock bags as the kids can open those.

    In summer I half fill their water bottles and freeze then fill the rest in the morning so their water is cold.

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    Ds has a lunch bag with matching drink bottle with his name on them from Identity Direct. Never had an issue with the lunch bag being smelly, he has been using the same one all year. I also have a flat large ice brick that I put in his lunch bag.

    At the moment ds goes to kindy half days 4 days a week so I pack him;
    -either a sandwich or cracker biscuits with vegemite or cold pizza
    -a piece of fruit (they take a piece of fruit to share also but he loves fruit)
    -either a yogurt or a box of sultanas or a muesli bar or a pack of rice cakes or cheese sticks or a container of tomatoes, carrot sticks and cucumber.

    Next year he will be in kindy all day 5 days per week so I will include 2 additional snacks and either a juice box or a milk box.

    His school doesn't allow chocolate, biscuits, chips or such.

    When he starts year 1 I will let him buy his own lunch from the canteen on Friday's.

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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    My kids have sistema lunch boxes from big w. They were $4.00 on sale. They have clip sides and a double compartment and are pretty sturdy. http://www.sistema.co.nz/pages/Siste...o_Go/60003.htm

    They have a chicken and salad wrap or vegemite and cheese sandwich, crackers and a slice of watermelon, grapes etc. any more then that, and they don't eat it all. They have a fridge at school but I put an ice brick to keep it cool on the way to school.

    They have tuck shop on Fridays.
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    Default Re: What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    Those nude food lunch boxes look great! Very cool.....

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    I use the biggest cooler one I can find, it is emptied as son as it DD gets home and it is left open and we haven't had it smelling yet. All the plastic ones were way to small for us, but DD eats heaps


 

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