Schools are soon opening again, and have already opened for some of you around the world. It’s time to purchase clothing for the kids, school supplies, and (my personal favourite), lunch supplies. I just love looking around for new stainless or glass containers to put their snacks in, and what better way to store them than with a washable lunch bag?
I have recently tried these new lunch bags by Funkins, and we are having a great time with them. They are made of Neoprene, which is a synthetic material that withstands a wide range of temperatures. For this reason, you could use it to store warm or cold food. Right away I pictured a nice bowl of fresh fruits, infused water, or a warm soup or stew in the winter. Funkins carries these lunch bags in a variety of colours and designs, which means there is something for each child and their unique personality. Our oldest child has their “Ninja fun” print, which has a red background and adorable little characters on it. Our middle child has their “Bright blocks” design. He loves building vehicles and structures with his legos at home, so this pattern was right up his alley. Baby girl has the “Love to Dance”, which features little girls in ballet outfits. Ours loves dancing around the house, so I saw this one fitting for her, but I was also attracted to the characters having different hair colour and skin tones. If you visit their website, you will get a closer look at the variety of styles. There are so many to choose from.
The opening at the top is pretty wide, allowing kids to have easy access to the contents without trouble. Anything that makes snack time a positive experience for our kids is great with me. Speaking of great, I should also mention that these lunch bags can be stacked on top of each other, as they fold up to lay down flat. When you fill them up, the bottom unfolds, allowing the lunch bags to sit upright on a flat surface. This is great for freeing up cupboard space in the kitchen.
My Favourite Features:
•Each bag (just like their reusable napkins) comes with a tag for you to write your child’s name on. This is perfect for new students and daycare attendees.
•The inside of the bags have fun patterns too! Super cute of Funkins to focus on the design of the inside just as much as the outside.
•Easy zip open and close. I remember receiving a note from a teacher last year saying that our oldest was having trouble opening his lunch box. Our choices were to either replace the one we had to one that was more kid friendly, or to teach him how to properly open and close it. These lunch bags from Funkins are extremely simple to open and close, making break time a breeze for our little ones.
•There’s an extra pocket inside. You can use these to hold a cup, face wipes or anything of that nature.
•I don’t really have any cons for this product (I tried really hard to come up with one!). The handles are soft, they are easy to unzip, and the patterns are fun and unique. I suppose the monochrome loving mommy in me would love to see some solid colours, but then again, fun patterns are what Funkins is all about! The kids love that they each have a print to fit their personalities.
Overall, I’d say this is a great product. We have been using them for a few consecutive days, and will definitely use them when the boys return to school in September.
***I received some samples for review purposes. I have not been financially compensated for this review. All thoughts are my own.