Yumbox Bento Reusable Lunchboxes
We hope you love your new Yumbox! If you want some advice on which type to buy, here's our general recommendations but you know best what works for you and your kids!
The Yumbox Mini works well for creche or preschool snacks and will fit some small items like berries, fruit and some small crackers etc, or even some yogurt and dips.
The Yumbox 6 compartment Classic or 4 compartment Panino work well for Junior Infants upwards. The 6 compartment classic is perfect if your child likes lots of little things, the 4 compartment Panino will work better if you want to fit in a larger item like a sliced bread sandwich (cut in 2) or a small roll. Both boxes are the same size, the amount of compartments internally (4 or 6) are the only difference. (Just fyi the inner seals unfortunately don't line up so you can't swap between a 4 and 6 compartment extra tray).
The larger Yumbox Tapas: Usually by the time your child gets to 1st/2nd class they are able for the weight of the bigger Yumbox Tapas size and it will fit a more substantial lunch for them. You can decide between a 4 or a 5 compartment tray. The 4 compartment has a larger space for a bigger sandwich/roll etc. The 5 compartment makes that space a little smaller. You can buy a 5 compartment tapas and a spare 4 compartment tray to give even more variety as the trays line up perfectly with the silicone seals. (the trays for the 6 compartment panino and 4 compartment classic unfortunately do not line up so cant be interchanged).
The Tapas is also a great lunchbox for adults - with loads of options for salads, hummus, dips, sandwiches etc.
Extra trays are really handy so that you have a clean tray each day while the other one might be in the dishwasher. The Tapas trays can be mixed and matched between a 4 and a 5 compartment tray (unfortunately the Panino or Classic don't line up properly to do the same).