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    I don't put bananas in lunch boxes because I find that everything gets a banana taste in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Witherwings, don't you have a new baby? How do you have time to be making amazing looking lunches?

    Also, does that banana fit in the lunchbox? What kind of lunchbox is it? Is it a planetbox?
    The banana and popcorn went in a little drawstring bag that the school uses for morning tea/recess. It doesn't fit in the box, no. Also the little container of apple does fit in the compartment where the sandwich is but I keep it separate for crunch & sip.:

    How do I do it with a newborn? Well usually he is asleep when I prepare the lunch and if he isn't, I put him in a swing. The boys have porridge every morning for breakfast and that takes about 10 minutes to cook so I prepare the lunch while the porridge is cooking

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    My kids are at an age where lunchboxes are totally uncool and 'omg mum, as if you'd put food in a container to keep it altogether and stop it from being squashed...how embarassment' so lunches are restricted to 'foods that won't leak all through their bag at school when a book gets dumped on it,' and 'food that won't go off in the heat' (ever tried keeping food cool with an ice brick when it's dumped in a bag?).
    I also get a lot of 'do we have to have home made things, can't you just buy us pre-packaged food like everyone else gets?'

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    Great lunches! My ds has just started preschool and absolutely loves that graham his own lunch box and lunch bag! We went with the Little lunch box co 3 section bento box and the Pack it lunch bag that stays cold for 10 hours, it's a great combination so far

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    Tell me about your planet box ladies - from the looks here, you all have the "launch"? For a quick squiz on their website, I think that's what I need. Looks like it holds a fair amount of food? And fits a full sandwich in the square? Can it be put in the bottom rack of the dishwasher?

    We've been using yumbox, but DS is in year 2 and I usually pack his sandwich, crackers and salad in the yumbox, banana in the bag, plus a separate container of fruit for recess.

    He's told me they take their whole lunchbox out at recess now (we had crunch and sip last year in class). So thinking he needs a bigger lunchbox that can hold all his days food rather than 2 separate containers. Plus now DD is at full time school, it takes up so much space with 2 of the yumboxes in the top rack of the dishwasher.

    Are the insulated bags good quality? We seem to go through school AND insulated bags and I don't know if he is just too rough, or if the bags I've bought just aren't meant to last! I told him no more licenced backpacks and got him one from the surf shop this year in the hope it will last the whole year

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    The planetbox is awesome! I can't fit a whole sandwich in , It fits 1/2 comfortably ( you could fit a whole one if you cut crusts) but it does fit an average sized round bread roll or I cut a mountain bread wrap in half and that fits easily
    DS is a good eater and eats everything in his lunchbox 95% of the time so it will keep them satisfied plus I add a whole apple in the pocket of the bag for after school snack
    The insulated bag is great quality, mines 18 months old and going strong, I quickly hand wash the lunchbox every afternoon and put it in the top rack
    of the dishwasher about once a fortnight , a lot of my friends and a few other boys at school also have them and everyone is happy with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    Tell me about your planet box ladies - from the looks here, you all have the "launch"? For a quick squiz on their website, I think that's what I need. Looks like it holds a fair amount of food? And fits a full sandwich in the square? Can it be put in the bottom rack of the dishwasher?

    We've been using yumbox, but DS is in year 2 and I usually pack his sandwich, crackers and salad in the yumbox, banana in the bag, plus a separate container of fruit for recess.

    He's told me they take their whole lunchbox out at recess now (we had crunch and sip last year in class). So thinking he needs a bigger lunchbox that can hold all his days food rather than 2 separate containers. Plus now DD is at full time school, it takes up so much space with 2 of the yumboxes in the top rack of the dishwasher.

    Are the insulated bags good quality? We seem to go through school AND insulated bags and I don't know if he is just too rough, or if the bags I've bought just aren't meant to last! I told him no more licenced backpacks and got him one from the surf shop this year in the hope it will last the whole year
    Is it possible the lunchbox is used for lunchbox soccer and launched down the stairs on the railing in a race against another lunchbox? I only have one child who is willing to take a lunchbox to school, but the reasons above are why.
    I feel like bh is an alternate universe when it comes to the fancy lunchboxes. No one I know irl has one, and at the end of the school day there's lunchboxes and containers strewn across the playground everywhere! It would cause me far too much anxiety to purchase anything of value!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Is it possible the lunchbox is used for lunchbox soccer and launched down the stairs on the railing in a race against another lunchbox? I only have one child who is willing to take a lunchbox to school, but the reasons above are why.
    I feel like bh is an alternate universe when it comes to the fancy lunchboxes. No one I know irl has one, and at the end of the school day there's lunchboxes and containers strewn across the playground everywhere! It would cause me far too much anxiety to purchase anything of value!
    Our school has the kids put their lunch boxes back in their lockers after they have finished before they run off to play to save the problem of mess, lost lunch boxes and damage , not sure what other schools do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Our school has the kids put their lunch boxes back in their lockers after they have finished before they run off to play to save the problem of mess, lost lunch boxes and damage , not sure what other schools do?
    Well we don't have lockers for a start, but the kids (in primary) aren't allowed back to their classrooms in breaks so the lunchboxes stay out the whole time. And of course kids run off and play, tred on someone else's lunchbox by accident, or the bell goes and the kid completely forgets about their lunchbox until they get hungry again. It's a terrible system, but it's all we have so we all buy cheap $10 linch boxes and make do. I wouldn't even buy an expensive lunchbox for my job because too often things get thrown out accidentally when the fridge gets cleaned out.

    In highschool they just have their bag with them...but highschool is not a place where lunchboxes visit in my neck of the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Is it possible the lunchbox is used for lunchbox soccer and launched down the stairs on the railing in a race against another lunchbox? I only have one child who is willing to take a lunchbox to school, but the reasons above are why.
    I feel like bh is an alternate universe when it comes to the fancy lunchboxes. No one I know irl has one, and at the end of the school day there's lunchboxes and containers strewn across the playground everywhere! It would cause me far too much anxiety to purchase anything of value!
    that's inventive! Our kids have to put their lunchboxes away before they can play, so I don't think so. I think if it was getting kicked around, the yumbox itself would have broken by now. His are 4 years old and just a bit scratched. It's just the bags that tend to fall apart each year. The straps on his backpacks rip and the insulated bags crack.

    I guess I'm happy to spend the money on a good lunchbox and bag, as I've probably spent $100 on insulated lunch bags in the last 4 years anyway! So if I can get one that lasts longer, it's worth it.


 

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