Monday 19 May 2014

A Toddler-Proof Lunchbox

I was contacted recently by the people behind an amazing new product that has made picnics easier and kept our blankets cleaner.  Flatbox is a fantastic lunchbox made of washable, heat-resistant neoprene that undoes completely to make a thick place mat.

I have a child who does not sit still.  No matter how tight you pull the harness, he climbs in and out of his highchair, and picnics have always been difficult as Archie hasn't quite grasped the concept of staying still to eat.  He isn't a fan of plates other than using them as frisbees of course, but he loves to be outdoors and he really loves food.

Flatbox sent us one of their lunchboxes to review and from the moment it arrived, I have been really impressed.  It is so well thought out, and ticks every box that we intend to get another one for Dylan too.  

You can place your child's lunch inside, and zip the four zips up making a secure bag that is easy to transport with the two handles.  When it is time to eat, you just unzip all four corners and the lunchbox is a large place mat, perfect for messy toddlers to spread their food over, and much bigger than a plate.  It means no rubbish either as we seem to always go for the easy paper plate option.

The dual layer insulation keeps your lunch cooler for longer and it is reassuring to know that the product is BPA and PVC free and has been tested for lead safety and phthalates.  

The best part though, is that once your toddler has made a mess (and there will inevitably be yoghurt smeared all over it, even when you didn't bring a single yoghurt with you), you can pop it in the machine machine and wash at 30! Hygenic and easy to use, this lunchbox is amazing and I can't recommend it enough!

It isn't as cheap as other ones on the market, but this is a new company, who can't make in bulk the same way that the big corporations do.  It is also incredibly thick and good quality material (the same stuff as wetsuits so tear resistant) with strong zips and I see us getting years of use from it.

I would highly recommend the flatbox, and you can get one from The Nicest Stuff on sale at £19.25 in 9 different shades at the moment.

Disclaimer:  We were sent a flatbox for the purpose of this review but all thoughts, opinions and photos
 are completely my own and we really do love it!


  1. This is awesome. I need one of these actually two! lol What a great idea to have it open up and lay completely flat. Great for picnics indeed! Great review hun and thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great idea, I have not seen anything like this. Perfect the way it opens completely out x

  3. Cute!! It looks like a wet suit :) - I think I could do with one, never mind Reuben! xx

    1. It is the same material, and I know what you mean, I quite fancy one myself!

  4. This looks like it would be excellent for my two messy eaters! I think it will work well for camping later this year too :)

  5. Oh wow! I love this, would be perfect for my sons lunch club at nursery x

  6. This lunchbox is such a simple but brilliant idea!

  7. That's a genius idea, love it


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