Find the one that suits your family!
Kids Konserve has a full range of stainless steel containers. Theyr're great leak-proof, BPA-free, non-toxic option and there is a full range of containers from water bottles to snack containers to hot food jars.
Food pouches from snackTAXI are perfect for any age and especially good for little hands that have trouble opening traditional containers, they are lined with coated nylon, and can be machine washed and dried, or simply wiped clean with a damp sponge. An eco-friendly alternative to the ziplock bag.
If you prefer organic cotton, Polka Dot Pond carries Fluf Organic Cotton snack packs.Made with 100% certified organic cotton and printed with water-based pigments, they are free of BPA, phthalates, lead and other nasty toxins that you likely don’t want to ingest.
Steeltainers are another great way to keep food fresh and combine the ease of lift-and-lock lids with an eco-friendly stainless steel bottom. An adjustable stainless steel separator lets you divide the container into either 2 equal compartments or one smaller and one larger compartment. Great for kids who don't like food touching! Available through Fenigo.
Another great stainless steel product is the ONYX 2-layer Bento box. A sandwich can be placed on the bottom and a salad on the top! Clip it shut and off you go! Use a non-permanent marker to write your child's name or contents on the top! Available through Polka Dot Pond.
If you're looking for glass containers, check out Wean Green Glass Sandwich containers from Polka Dot Pond. These products are made from high quality durable glass with silicone sealed lids – with the lifting and locking capability that make them great for little hands!
Pampered Chef's line of glass containers are another great option for the lunchbag. A snap-lock lid has a tight silicone seal, and they are dishwasher and microwave safe – a very versatile container!
Sandwich Guards from Lavish and Lime are BPA-free and made from recyclable plastic. This innovative sandwich container will prevent damage to your sandwich! It also doubles as a plate when opened up. Available in a variety of colours.
And speaking of preventing squishies, check out these Fruit Guards! They feature special ventilation holes to prevent premature ripening, sturdy hinges for durability and a secure locking mechanism to keep the container closed.
If your child will bring hot food to school – so much the better for a bit of variety! We love this insulated Thermos wide-mouth that comes with a foldable spoon. Perfect to ensure your cutlery doesn't go missing, and the spoon folds to fit inside the top lid. Keeps food hot for up to 7 hours. I usually warm mine in hot water before adding hot food – or put in the fridge overnight to keep food cold!
Whatever you choose, momstown recommends that you do a few practice runs, especially for preschoolers and kindergarteners. What looks cute and fun in the store might be impossible for your 3 year-old to manage. Make sure they can both open and close the container (or you'll have a lunchbag full of mashed up leftovers)!