Stale sarnies and warm yoghurt for lunch, anyone? No, we didn’t think so. We all like our food fresh and tasty. So, whether you're lovingly cooking up a takeaway banquet for a baby in the early stages of weaning, or you're hurriedly pulling together enough calories for a hungry preschooler, we can recommend some great kit to store it just right for when lunchtime rolls round. 👌

A BENTO BOX

Lunch boxes that give them lots of compartments are great, because you can ring the changes with different tempting treats. Also, loads of kids hate getting different foods or flavours touching. This Lunch Bento Box by Munchkin gets our vote because it has lots of sections, a leak-proof sealed lid to keep foods separate and stainless steel cutlery too. Bonus!

Munchkin bento box

Munchkin's colourful Lunch Bento Box also includes snap-in cutlery.

AN INSULATED FOOD JAR

For very particular eaters, a stainless steel food pot is brilliant for noshing on-the-go. From hearty mac’n’cheese to a fruit-loaded yoghurt, insulated designs keep hot food warm and cold food cold, so they're perfect for storing whatever's on the menu in Michelin-starred condition. Lassig and Liewood both do cute and sturdy-looking food jars and you can buy matching drinks flasks for both of them, which we love.

A STAINLESS STEEL BOTTLE

As a welcome alternative to a plastic water bottles, lots of modern brands now use stainless steel for the most durable bottles going. Great for babies or big kids alike, insulated models are great for keeping water cool or milk warm, whatever you're up to. If you want to keep the same bottle year on year, you can use a toddler sippy spout for weaning and then, once your toddler reaches reach school age, you simply swap the topper for a straw or open top. Lassig, Klean Kanteen and One Green Bottle all have thrist-quenching options to browse.

Klean Kanteen lifestyle shot

Klean Kanteen's bottles are easy-to-grip, chip resistant and 100% carbon neutral.

SMALLER SNACK BOXES

Smaller boxes with seal-tight lids are ideal for storing purees for lunch when they are nippers, or smaller snacks when they are bigger. Check out the tasty offerings from Haps Nordic and by Done by Deer. Both do sets of three boxes that stow away one inside the other - great for space saving when they're not in use.

CLASSIC LUNCH BOXES

We love Lassig's Lunchbox Stainless Steel from their Adventure collection. It has a flexible, removable divide that lets you change the proportions of the compartments. Plus the stainless steel is odourless and tasteless - so the only flavours your kid will enjoy are those of the tasty tuck you've prepared. Liewood is another reliable pick for lunchboxes that are durable, plastic-free and smart enough for you to take to work too!

Liewood Arthur Lunch Box

Liewood's stainless steel lunchboxes are durable and smart enough for you to borrow!

A CUTLERY SET

A fork and spoon set in a travel container is perfect for popping in a lunch box or change bag and won't make a mess of your bag before you can wash them up. Haps Nordic does a very cute Picnic Cutlery Set of stainless steel utensils in a slip-over silicone case - but we've also used a make-up bag as a cutlery tote when we've been pushed for time. #trueconfessions

REUSABLE SNACK & SMOOTHIE BAGS

The sustainable way to wrap their sarnies, or other snacks too, Haps Nordic's Sandwich, Smoothie and Snack Bags are a storage choice you can use again and again and again.

Haps Nordic's Snack Bags

Haps Nordic Snack Bags

We hope that helps you choose what'll work for you when you're on the go. And remember, if you need any more guidance, our Live Chat Team are always here to help, 8am-10pm, every day. Just hit that purple button, bottom right.