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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    Ok, my son starts Prep next year.... HIT me with all your Mummy wisdom regarding all things lunches, ice packs and specifically... LUNCHBOXES! :-)

    What makes a great lunchbox, what brands to buy, which to avoid, is simpler better?

    Thank you from a Newbie School Mum

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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    Great question. My DD1 is starting next year too so im interested in answers

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    Default Re: What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    Maybe it's as I suspected..... A right of passage that each new school Mum must tackle on her own......?

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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    I wish I could help but DD has three lunch boxes and I don't think any of them are great! She prefers the cooler bags with an ice brick, but I don't find them big enough and after 3 terms they stink, I have soaked them and they are still gross. Might have to go on the hunt for a new one wore school starts next year...

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    I'm not a school mum so I can't really say but I like to goobyn bynto lunchboxes http://ecochild.com.au/brands/goodby...riginal-blue-1

    There is a section to fit a 250ml bottle of frozen water or juice etc to keep it all cold. I just like it because you can fit lots of little things in and it would easily fit into backpacks etc but might not keep it cold enough.

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    Default Re: What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    I wish I could help but DD has three lunch boxes and I don't think any of them are great! She prefers the cooler bags with an ice brick, but I don't find them big enough and after 3 terms they stink, I have soaked them and they are still gross. Might have to go on the hunt for a new one wore school starts next year...
    Well, you have helped! Now I know that the cooler bags smell after half a year :-) I have a sectioned lunch box that I got my DS for kindy and what I've learnt with those is... It limits what I can put in there, the top sections leak and it's a pain in the a$$ to wash in the sink!

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    Well i'm still searching but problems i've had are the lunchbox being way to shallow, which makes it useless as i can't fit an apple in it (which is regular lunch item for DD) and not long enough, which can be a problem with fitting everything in.
    I think it depends on what you plan to pack - i would have in mind a typical lunch you would pack and pick the lunchbox that would best fit that lunch. There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of options re lunchboxes though.

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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    We use the Tupperware one, they have a cooler bag type thing and in summer is a little compartment you can pop an ice pack in. DD has a range of their lunch boxes different shapes and sizes. I love them they really keep the food well!

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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    That one looks neat rodeobull! I like how it looks like there are few parts that can get lost. Did u buy from that site? What was postage cost and time like?

    I'm not a school mum yet, but I've packed my share of lunches and have tried a few lunchboxes.

    I would personally not recommend the ones that come with a few little containers. I thought this was a great idea, but the containers get lost, lids get separated and putting lunches together is a bit of a bother sometimes when you have to spend 20 mins riffling through the cupboard (my plastics cupboard is one of those annoyingly deep corner ones too).

    I really like the nude food lunchbox, personally, and I like the klippo containers (I buy them from woolies/Coles) as the lids are attached. I'm not sure how watertight they are though.
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    Default What makes a GREAT lunchbox?

    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    I wish I could help but DD has three lunch boxes and I don't think any of them are great! She prefers the cooler bags with an ice brick, but I don't find them big enough and after 3 terms they stink, I have soaked them and they are still gross. Might have to go on the hunt for a new one wore school starts next year...
    Have you tried the Tupperware one? We have a pink and black one, fits the water bottle on the side, washes really well, dries fast to!


 

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