1. ECOlunchbox Three-in-One Stainless Steel Food Container Set, 2. LunchBots Bento Trio, 3. LunchBots Bento Cinco, 4. Goodbyn Bynto Food Container, 5. Kids Konserve Nesting Trio, 6. LunchBots Duo Stainless Steel Snack Container, 7. Honeybee Food Wraps, 8. LunchBots Condiment Containers, 9. 4MyEarth Snack Pocket Set, 10. Contigo Autospout Addison Water Bottle, 11. Lifefactory Glass Bottle.
What kind of lunch box does your three or four year old take to Montessori school? A lunch box they are comfortable with, one they can open and close easily themselves. It's really that simple.
Both of my children started with the ECOlunchbox. It has side clips and is really easy for them to open and close. Before they started having lunch at school we would use the lunch box at home. I was really comfortable sending them to school with this lunchbox as I knew they could handle it easily. This with the LunchBots range (depending on how much food they need to take) is what I would recommend for the very young child starting school.
We've used a quite a few lunch boxes over the years. The best part is we continue to use them all every week. Which makes them well worth the cost. We have the LunchBots Duo Stainless Steel Snack Container and it has been used (for snack) almost every weekday for around four years.
Our previous school had a waste free policy for lunch, which means no disposable waste/packaging. We have really followed this through at our current school. Beeswax wraps, fabric pockets and our lunch boxes with compartments have really helped. Which lunch box and snack containers my children now take to school depends on what food they are having and what cooler they are using. Last Christmas I gave my boys the Goodbyn Bynto. Most recently they have been using the LunchBots Bento Trio (Caspar) and Cinco (Otis) due to their size, one child also likes more variety than the other and therefore needs more compartments. We have also started using the Condiment Containers for dips and sauces. Most of our lunch boxes are not liquid tight so sauces or salad dressings need to stored separately. I've also heard that PlanetBox lunch boxes are really good however we haven't used them.
We source all of our lunch boxes, containers, wraps and water bottles (and so much more) in Australia from Biome. Please feel free to leave your lunch box recommendations in the comments!