Non Toxic School Supplies can be hard to find.
Whether it’s their first year at preschool or just the start of a new year at school there is always a big list of things to buy ready for their first day. Last year was my eldest child’s first year of preschool and so the first time I had to consider what he would need.
The three main purchases I had to make were: Lunch Box, Water Bottle and Backpack. As you would know by now I was very into sourcing anything I could Toxin free and finding these items without BPA, PVC,plastic etc was a little challenging!
However, I spent some time over the Christmas break researching non toxic school supplies and found 3 items that I was happy with and my then 4 year old loved too.
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Non Toxic School Supplies
There were a few options for backpacks. Originally I loved one’s by Little Frenchy and SoYoung. They are small so great for toddlers but I wanted to get something bigger that he will be able to use as he grows into a strapping lad.
I discovered these gorgeous ones from Apple & Mint. They have the smaller toddler size but then these gorgeous bigger sizes too. They are made with canvas which then has a waterproof coating. These bags are PVC, BPA and lead-free and of course non-toxic and earth – safe.
This was the easiest of the three to source as there are so many great options out there. It’s simply a matter of finding which one is most suitable for your little one.
Again, I wanted a bigger size bottle that I know will hold enough water for each whole day at preschool as well as for when he is a bit older.
I ended up choosing one from Ecococoon. What was most appealing was that there is no need for any awkward twisting or pulling to open valves each time you want a drink and then forgetting to close them and the water spilling everywhere! This one is stainless steel, has a one way leak proof valve (meaning water will only come out once you actually suck) and is also double walled which means it’s insulated and condensation free.
There are some great plastic alternative options on the market these days for lunchboxes. I was torn between LunchBot and Planetbox – both are stainless steel bento style lunchboxes and really all it comes down to is choosing what will work best for your little one.
I chose the Planetbox for a number of reasons:
- It generally was more favoured in a number of different online reviews I checked out.
- It has multiple sections that are designed to help you make sure you are including a variety of different types of food.
- You can get fun magnets that attach to the top. Most parents can appreciate that the more fun a meal time is the more willing a child can be to eat the food.
- Although the lunch box itself isn’t leak proof you can get pots in a variety of different sizes that fit inside the lunchbox that are able to hold dips or liquids.
- The planetbox can also be purchased in a set that includes the lunchbox itself, a tall dipper pot, a set of magnets of your choice and a carry bag.