The kids’ lunch box market has changed over recent years, and the plastic style of lunch box with clip lids are now history. Millennials and children of today, will preferably choose a kids’ lunch box which is more of a bag style with easy carrying and one that is light weight. Although the traditional style of lunch box does still exist if that is what you are after, you’ll notice that they have been refreshed and are now a lot quirkier and more of a bento box style. So whether they take a packed lunch to school every day or just need a lunch box for a day out or even a school trip – here’s our favourite options for a kids lunch box.
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Things to consider when buying a kids lunch box
All our kids lunch boxes have been sampled and tested by children who were a range of ages so we could find which style and design was most appealing to their age group. We weren’t surprised to see that the younger children chose a lunch box that had a pretty front cover rather than one that was practical with lots of compartments and fancy features. However, we do have to agree with them, because, who wouldn’t chose a kids lunch box that wasn’t simply great to look at and stunning to the naked eye….
After saying that we do also believe that parents should be heavily involved in the selection process when purchasing a kids lunch box, as they will consider other aspects that children will simply not even entertain. For example any adult will think about how easy the lunch box is to clean, will my child be able to open this by themselves, does this style come with insulation and can they carry it on their own? Plus they will also think if the design is practical enough too and can it fit in all their snacks, lunch and drinks.
Different Styles of Kids Lunch Box
The cool bag style is one of the cheapest types of kids lunch box on the market but sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. This style of bag was loved by both younger and older children and was a very popular choice for kids who take a packed lunch to school. With plenty of room inside the large zip compartment for a sandwich, wrap, a couple of pieces of fruit, a carton of juice and a snack pot this lunch bag provides ample amounts of space. The inside is foil-lined for insulation and is fantastic for keeping food fresh and cool. All the children who sampled this design found it easy to zip and unzip and lightweight enough to carry. Available in a range of brightly-coloured designs featuring dogs, dinosaurs, mermaids, ice creams, unicorns and birds.
The older testers liked our bento-style kids lunch box in either the cat or panda design. The cute animal design on the lid and vibrant colours make them super appealing and a great choice for older kids. They are lightweight and compact but have lots of different compartments for storing sandwiches, snacks and fruit inside. They come with a neat spoon and fork so can also be used for salad and pasta-type lunches. Secured by an elastic band, which again our testers loved.
The more traditional style of kids lunch box or kids lunch bag always goes down well with children up to the age of 7. These bags are always lightweight and easy for kids to carry. Lots of them also feature mesh pouches for storing an ice pack in and a Velcro strap for securing drinks bottles. The designs include anything from insects to jungle animals, dinosaurs to aeroplanes, ponies, mermaids and more.
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