Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bags, Non Toxic Kids Lunch Boxes, Non Toxic Kids Water Bottles

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Non toxic kids lunch bag

Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bags, Non Toxic Kids Lunch Boxes, Non Toxic Food Wraps

 

My daughter is starting school this fall so I’ve been preparing for school lunch supplies that she may need.  As with many other children products, children lunch products can also be made of harmful materials.  She will be using and eating out of her lunch supplies every day when she goes to school.  Therefore, I wanted to research lunch gear materials and ensure that she is not exposed to toxic chemicals.  In this post, I share with you what materials to avoid in lunch supplies and what non toxic kids lunch gear products are available including non toxic kids lunch bags, non toxic kids lunch boxes, non toxic kids thermos, non toxic kids water bottles and non toxic food wraps.

 

 

Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bags

Kids lunch bags can be made of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) which is also called vinyl.  PVC material may look flexible, easy-to-clean, waterproof and shiny.  However, PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is made of toxic chemicals such as vinyl chloride, phthalates, cadmium, dioxins and emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air your child breathes in.  It’s the worst and the most toxic plastic.  Avoid kids lunch bags that are made of PVC or vinyl.

There is another component that you should be careful about.  People can spill liquid or food on the lunch bag so lunch bags can have a water-proof, water-repellent coating or a layering.  In order to make the lunch bag water proof, the lunch bag may be made with a PVC laminated fabric, a PVC coated fabric or a DWR (durable water repellent) fabric which is treated with harmful chemicals.  Waterproof or water-repellent chemical treatments often use perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).   These toxic chemicals can cause negative health effects such as cancer or thyroid hormone disruption and also damage our environment.  

Always choose PVC-free, Vinyl-free, BPA-free, Lead-free, waterproof treatment-free, phthalate-free lunch bags.  Kids lunch bags made of organic cotton, cotton, cotton/ linen blends, polyester and nylon are good options.  Polyester or nylon are not water-proof but water-resistant.  Therefore, they could be good alternative materials for resisting water without harmful waterproof/ water-repellent treatments, coatings, laminating or layering.  However, polyester or nylon materials can still have harmful waterproof treatments.  Therefore, you may still want to check if there is any waterproof treatments, coatings, laminating or layering used in the lunch bag. 

 

 

Petit Collage Eco-Friendly Kids Lunch Bag – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bag

 

Material: 100% Cotton canvas 

BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free: Yes

Waterproof Coating: Exterior is coated with a protective, solvent-free biodegradable laminate made from natural polymers (sugar cane). Exterior is water resistant.

Conforms to CPSIA, ASTM, and CCPSA standards: Yes

Insulated: Yes

Functional Design: Includes handle and adjustable shoulder strap

Dimension:  5 x 4 x 10 inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 25.4 cm)

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SoYoung Lunch Bag – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bag

 

Material: Linen/Cotton blend (exterior), polyester (interior)

Waterproof Coating: not coated or laminated with any chemicals or water repellents.

BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate-free: Yes

Insulated: Yes

Machine Washable: Wash on a gentle cycle with cold water. No dryers

Functional Design: Insulated with a removable liner and a back pocket for cutlery and love notes. It can be worn as a messenger bag, backpack, or detach the strap and carry by hand.

Dimension:  7.5 x 3 x 10 inches (19.1 x 7.6 x 25.4 cm)

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Stephen Joseph Kids Lunch Bag – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bag

 

Material: Polyester (exterior and interior)

Waterproof Coating: No, it has waterproof PEVA lining.

BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free: Yes 

Machine Washable: Yes

Insulated: Yes

Functional Design: There is an inner mesh pocket, front zipper pouch, and hook-and-loop drink strap inside.

Dimension: 10 x 7.5 x 3 inches (25.4 x 19.1 x 7.6 cm)

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Crocodile Creek Classic Lunchbox – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bag

 

Material: Nylon

Waterproof Coating: No, there is a PVC free, Phthalate free, BPA free, Lead free lining in this lunch bag.

BPA, PVC, Lead and phthalate-free: Yes 

Machine Washable: Spot clean

Insulated: Yes

Functional Design:

There is large spacious insulated compartment to keep food fresh, easy to use zippers for little hands to open and close.  There is also an exterior mesh pocket for extra storage.

Dimension: 10″W x 7.5″H x 3″D

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Fluf Zipper Lunch Bag – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bag

 

Material: 100% certified organic cotton 

Waterproof Coating: No, there is a rinsable, tested food-safe lining.  It is a water-resistant lining. The lining material is 100% polyester. (The liners are made of GRS-certified rPET- rPET stands for recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is made from recycled water bottles.)

BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate-free: Yes

Machine Washable: Yes, preshrunk & Machine washable, wipeable

Insulated: No

Functional Design: Fluf Zipper Lunch Bag has an interior pocket (for a water bottle or ice pack), cotton canvas carry handles & zipper closure.

Dimension: 11 x 8 x 4.5 inches (27.9 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm)

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EcoLunchBox Lunch Bag – Non Toxic Kids Lunch

 

Material: GOTS-certified organic cotton canvas

screen printed by green-certified business in California

no plastic lining, plastic-free

Waterproof Coating: No, The cotton material used for this lunch bag has no chemicals, no synthetics.

BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate-free: Yes

Machine Washable: Yes, wash cold, tumble dry low or line dry

Insulated: No (ECOlunchbags have three layers. The middle layer is thick to help insulate your lunch, cotton breathes and will not keep foods warm or cold for long periods of time.)

Functional Design:  This lunch bag closes with polyester hook-and-loop velcro. Carry a stainless steel food container in this lunch bag. Seal Cup Trio, Splash Box, 3-in-1 Splash Box, Splash Pods, Seal Cup Mini, ECOlunchbox Three-in-One and many other stainless steel and silicone food containers will fit in this bag.

Dimension: 10 ½ high with a 7 by 4 ½ inch flat bottom

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Fluf Reusable Snack Bags Sandwich Bags for Kids – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Bag

 

Material: The organic cotton exterior is printed with water-based, AZO-free inks, and the water-resistant lining is tested food-safe and the material of the lining is polyester.  It is independently tested and certified to be free of BPA, phthalates and heavy metals.

Waterproof Coating: No, it has a polyester water-resistant lining.

BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate-free: Yes

Machine Washable: Yes, rinse the super-fast drying lining with mild soap and water or machine washable

Insulated: No

Functional Design: Hook & loop fastener keep contents contained with the hook & loop closure that’s easy for small hands to use.

Dimension: 6” x 6.25” x .75”

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Non Toxic Kids Lunch Containers

For kids lunch containers, avoid plastic materials. Plastic materials can leach estrogenic chemicals which can be harmful to your child.  The best material for the lunch container is a stainless steel material.  However, stainless steel kids lunch bento boxes are normally not insulated.  For food that needs to be carried in an insulated container, an insulated thermos can be used along with your kid’s all stainless steel lunch box.

 

LunchBots Medium Trio II Snack Container – Divided Stainless Steel Food Container – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Box

Material: 18/8 Stainless Steel

No Plastic

Insulated: No

Leakproof: The lids and dividers aren’t watertight.  Therefore, be sure to pack only dry foods.

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Functional Design: This lunch box has three compartments.

Dimension: 6 x 5 x 1.75 inches

There is also a large size of this lunch box. (8 x 6 x 1.75 inches)

There is also a large size LunchBots lunch box with five compartments.

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WeeSprout Stainless Steel Lunch Box – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Box

Material: 18/8 Stainless Steel

No Plastic

The lid of the dip container contains no fillers and is impervious to heat and cold, so harmful extras won’t leach into your child’s food.

Insulated: No

Leakproof: The lids and dividers aren’t watertight.  Therefore, be sure to pack only dry foods.

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Functional Design: This lunch box has three compartments.  It is freezer-safe.  It also comes with a leakproof dip, dressing container.

Dimension: 6.2 x 4.9 x 1.9 inches (15.7 x 12.4 x 4.8 centimeters)

There is also a large size of WeeSprout stainless steel lunch box. (8.2 x 6.1 x 2.1 inches) 

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EcoLunchBox Large Stainless Steel Food Container – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Box

 

Material: 304 Stainless Steel

Plastic-free, free of estrogen-mimicking chemicals ordinarily found in plastics

Non-toxic silicone lid

BPA-Free, BPS-Free, and phthalate-free

Insulated: No

Leak Proof: Yes

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Functional Design:  This lunch box is also oven safe. 

Dimension: 4.75 x 6.75 x 2 inches (29 Oz -3 and 1/3 cups)

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PlanetBox ROVER Eco-Friendly Stainless Steel Bento Lunch Box – Non Toxic Kids Lunch Box

 

Material:  18/8 Stainless Steel (for dippers and the tray)

18/0 (for the lunch box lid)

food-grade silicone for dipper lids

Plastic-free

Insulated: No

Leak Proof: No, however, the Big Round Dipper and Little Round Dipper are leakproof.

Dishwasher Safe: Yes, the lunch box is dishwasher safe or hand wash it. 

Dimension: 12 x 9 x 2.5 inches

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*This lunch box comes with 1 lunch box, 1 big round dipper, 1 little round dipper, a lunch bag and a magnet set. Some of Planet Lunch Box bags have DWR treatment.  However, some bags do not. Bags that DO NOT contain DWR are: Unicorn Magic, Tutti Frutti, Space Animals, Jungle Boogie, Tomato Twist, Grape, Black Currant, Stardust, Camo Sharks, Guava, Citrus, Bananarama, and Berry.

 

 

TAVVA Stainless Steel Food Containers – Non Toxic Kids Food Container

 

Material:  18/8 Stainless Steel

food-grade silicone for lids

Plastic-free

Insulated: No

Leak Proof: Yes

Dishwasher Safe: Yes, the stainless steel containers and the lids are dishwasher-safe.

Dimension:  Set of 3: Small-3oz/ Medium-7oz/ Large-12oz

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Non Toxic Kids Thermos

Thermos are great because it keeps food hot or cold for hours.   For a non toxic thermos material, stainless steel is the best.  However, many thermos may be made with stainless steel but still have plastic material in the inner lid which may come in contact with food.  Therefore, check if the inner side of the lid come in contact with food. 

 

LunchBots Thermal Triple Insulated Food Container – Non Toxic Kids Thermos

Material: 18/8Stainless Steel

(No plastic touching food, all stainless steel interior including the inner part of the lid)

Insulated: Yes, triple-insulated Thermal technology

stay cold for up to 12 hours or hot for over 6 hours

Leak Proof: Yes

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Dimension: 8oz (1 cup size, 3″ diameter and 4″ high)

There is also 12 oz LunchBots Thermos.

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LunchBots Triple Insulated Thermal Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Insulated Container With Vented Lid – Non Toxic Kids Thermos

Material: 18/8 stainless steel

(No plastic touching food, all stainless steel interior including the inner part of the lid)

Insulated: Yes (keep your meals hot for up to 6 hours and cold for up to 12 hours)

Triple-insulated

Leak Proof: Yes

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Functional Design: Newest model has a vent button in the lid to release pressure and make lid easy to open. This thermos has wide mouth design which as bigger diameter.

Dimension:12 oz (2-cup size, 4.5″ diameter, 4.5″ high)

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Non Toxic Food Wraps

Food wraps can be used to wrap sandwiches, veggies, fruits and cheese.  They can also be used for wrapping up jars and bowls.  Organic cotton food wraps can be a non toxic alternative to plastic zip lock bags.  

 

Bee’s Wrap – Non Toxic Food Wrap

 

Material: GOTS Certified organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin.

Washable, Reusable: Yes

Dimension: Bee’s Wrap Assorted (Small, Medium & Large)

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KYNDLY Organic Cotton Beeswax Food Wrap – Non Toxic Food Wrap

 

Material: 100% certified (GOTS) organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil and natural tree resin

This food wrap is reusable, plastic-free, waste-free, 100% non-toxic and biodegradable.

Washable, Reusable: Yes

Dimension: 

KYNDLY Bee Wraps come in 8 gorgeous designs to suit all occasions, including ones for kids. They also include a FREE E-Book filled with tips and a guide to “Living With Less Plastic”.

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HUNNYBEEE Beeswax Organic Cotton Food Wraps – Non Toxic Food Wrap

 

Material: Organic cotton, organic jojoba oil, ethically harvest beeswax, and tree resin

The fabric is GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard), and they only use 100% recycled paper for our packaging.

These wraps are FDA certified, biodegradable, sustainable, and natural alternative to plastic wraps.

Washable, Reusable: Yes (Use cold water and soap to wash and air dry.)

Dimension: The package comes in 3 different sizes, including 2 small-sized (7″ x 8″), 3 medium-sized (10″ x 11″), and 2 large-sized (13″ x 14″).

The wrap forms a seal when it cools.

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Beebae Beeswax Organic Cotton Food Wrap – Non Toxic Food Wrap

 

Material: 100% organic cotton, hand produced from a premium blend of sustainable organic bees wax, certified organic jojoba oil and natural tree resin

These beeswax wraps are reusable, biodegradable and our packaging is compostable.

Washable, Reusable: Yes

Dimension: Includes 3 beeswax food wrap in 3 different sizes for convenient food storage. (1 x LARGE (13″x14″), 1 x MEDIUM (10″x11″) and 1 x SMALL (7″x8″)

Super easy to mould and hold in place to seal and preserve any size food or bowl.

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Non Toxic Unbleached Sandwich Bags

This is another alternative to plastic zip lock bags. 

If You Care 100% Unbleached Paper Snack & Sandwich Bags

Material: Paper from FSC certified forests (Made from Scandinavian spruce trees)

If You Care Unbleached Paper Snack & Sandwich Bags are made of unbleached greaseproof paper.  They are totally chlorine free (TCF).  There is a natural barrier.  However, these bags are not chemically treated. They are uncoated and not treated with petroleum-based paraffin wax, soy or any other type of wax.  They are not water resistant.

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Non Toxic Kids Water Bottles

Water will be stored for hours so I wouldn’t want plastic water bottles.  The best material for a non toxic kids water bottle is stainless steel.  However, many stainless steel water bottles still have plastic lids which come in contact with the liquid.  Therefore, check if the inner part of the lid touches the liquid inside. 

 

Pura Sport Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Material: 304 Stainless Steel

Only 100% Plastic-free bottles on the market

Medical-grade silicone Pura Silicone Big Mouth sport top is crafted from 100% medical grade silicone, also 100% medical grade silicone is used for the bottle sleeve.

MadeSafe Certified

BPS-free, PP-free, Polypropylene-free, phthalate-free

Insulated: Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps beverage warm or cold up to 24 hrs. with ice and 8 hrs.

Leakproof: Yes

Dishwasher Safe: 

Functional Design: This bottle easily converts into an infant bottle, sippy bottle or straw bottle by simply swapping the nipple out for another Pura silicone lid.

Size: 16 oz

For Pura  also carries 11 oz Pura Stainless Steel Kids Sport Bottle.

You can also buy a 11 oz Pura Stainless Steel Kids Bottle with any lid (sippy top or straw), you can buy the Pura Sport Big Mouth Silicone Sport Top separately and just switch the lid. the Pura Sport Big Mouth Silicone Sport Top easily interchanges with all other Pura tops.

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Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Loop Cap

*I listed two stainless steel caps which can be used for Klean Kanteen Classic water bottles. Klean Kanteen Classic water bottles (12oz) are also listed below. 

Material: 304 Stainless Steel

No BPA, No Lead, No Phthalates

Material: 18/8 Stainless Steel and sustainably harvested bamboo

(This cap makes the Klean Kanteen Classic water bottle to have all stainless steel interior so your drinks never touch plastic.)

Leakproof: Yes

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Functional Design:  Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel bamboo loop cap has a handy attachment loop.

Size: Cap comes ready to use on any single wall Classic Klean Kanteen bottle. For use with insulated Classic Klean Kanteen bottles please switch out the retainer piece with the one included in the box, fits all sizes of Klean Kanteen classic bottles

Fits all sizes of Klean Kanteen classic bottles ( fits the standard necked bottles, not the wide mouth)

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Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Bamboo Loop Cap

Material: 18/8 Stainless Steel and sustainably harvested bamboo

(This cap makes the Klean Kanteen Classic water bottle to have all stainless steel interior so your drinks never touch plastic.)

Leakproof: Yes

Dishwasher Safe: No, handwash only.

Functional Design:  Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel bamboo loop cap has a handy attachment loop.

Size: Compatible with all Classic Kanteens (This lid fits the standard necked bottles, not the wide mouth). If the Kanteen bottle has a mouth opening of 44mm / 1.75in, this will fit.

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Klean Kanteen Kid Classic Water Bottle

Material: 18/8 Stainless Steel

Insulated: Yes, vacuum-insulated bottles with Climate Lock™ keeps contents hot or cold for hours (12hrs hot, 40 hrs cold)

Leakproof: This includes Sport Cap 3.0 with Dust Cover and Loop (not leak proof). You can switch the cap to Stainless Steel leak proof Loop Cap or stainless steel and bamboo loop cap to make the water bottle leakproof and make the lid plastic-free. 

Dishwasher Safe: No

Functional Design: Compatible with all Classic Caps, including the leak proof Loop Cap & Sippy Cap

Size: 12 oz

 

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Klean Kanteen Classic Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle Thermos

 

Material: 18/8 Stainless Steel

Insulated: Yes, double-wall construction (12 hours hot, 24 hours iced)

Leakproof: Yes (ou can switch the cap to Stainless Steel leak proof Loop Cap or stainless steel and bamboo loop cap to make the lid plastic-free. 

Dishwasher Safe: No

Functional Design: Large 1.75″ (44 mm) opening for easy filling and pouring

Size: 12 oz

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Final Thoughts

Children are exposed to lunch gear and supplies on a daily basis.  Also, food they eat and water they drink are in direct contact with food wraps, lunch bento boxes, snack containers, and water bottles.  Children are more vulnerable and susceptible to toxic chemicals and their negative health effects.  I know you can not possibly eliminate all the harmful materials and ingredients around them.  However, if we can choose, why not choose kids products made without hazardous ingredients or materials to reduce the exposure, right?  My daughter didn’t understand why I didn’t choose a My Little Pony plastic water bottle for her at first.  However, I had her choose a color or design of each lunch gear products from the brands I listed above.  She seems happy that she got to choose the color or design for each item she needs.  I hope she enjoys them at school and also hope this post was helpful to parents who are looking for non toxic kids lunch gear and supplies.  

 

For non toxic kids backpacks,  please read my post, ‘Non Toxic Kids Backpacks – Non Toxic Backpacks For Kindergarten Kids‘.

For non toxic kids rain gear, please read my post, ‘Non Toxic Rain Gear For Kids – Non Toxic Kids Rain Jackets, Non Toxic Kids Rain Boots & Umbrellas‘.

For non toxic art supplies for kids, please read my post ‘Non Toxic Art Supplies For Kids – Which Art Supplies Are Safe?‘.

For non Toxic toy brands, please read my post, ‘Best Non Toxic Toys – What Are The Best Non Toxic Toy Brands?

For healthy toddler shoes, please read my post, ‘Toddler Shoes Guide and Review – Toddler Shoes That Promote Healthy Foot Development‘.

For what foods to avoid for kids ‘Harmful Chemicals In Children’s Foods – What Foods To Avoid For Children‘.

 

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