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Four Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Icepack
With back-to-school in full force, you’re back to packing lunches, snacks, and other food on the go. You’re promising yourself: This school year will be different than last year! Making healthy meals your children love isn’t easy, but keeping them fresh for hours on top of that is even more difficult. Luckily, you can upgrade your icepack game to keep both you and your children happy this school year. Keep reading for the four reasons you need to ditch what’s in your freezer and upgrade your icepacks!
1. Icepacks Should Not Be Messy or Leaky
If your ice packs are sweaty, leaky, or otherwise turn your lunch bag into a great big mess, it’s time to toss it. Aquaheat’s technology allows for less mess and leaks, ensuring your food (and your bag) don’t get covered in freezer sweat.
Gel ice packs are usually made with a thin plastic shell that can be easily punctured or torn. You never know what might happen when you send along a gel ice pack with your kiddo—it could open. It’s best to be on the safe side and choose an ice pack that has a hard outer shell, like Innobaby’s Aquaheat™ COOL Pack.
2. Icepacks Should Be Toxin-Free
According to TempAid, gel packs are designed not to leak under most circumstances, but sometimes they do! The gel in most freezer packs is usually a polymer or cellulose mixed with water. Some products may also include additives like preservatives, sodium chloride, minerals, water, or dye. If a gel pack does leak into your food, we don’t recommend eating or serving it.
The Poison Control Center also adds that ice packs are common household items, which makes them accessible to small children. (This is especially true if you include them with their lunch bag!) There are many different types of reusable ice packs. Typically, unintentionally swallowing some of their liquid contents causes minor effects such as mouth irritation. However, depending on the ingredients and the amount swallowed, ice packs do have the potential to cause toxicity.
As such, it is best to use an ice pack that is free of toxins and keeps your food safe to eat. The Innobaby Aquaheat™ COOL Pack is totally toxin free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, and lead.
3. Icepacks Should Last a Long Time
Gel packs freeze at a lower temperature than ice and generally last longer than ice, according to TempAid. The length of time it can remain frozen varies based on the size, shape, temperature exposure, and how you are packing a shipment/cooler. For example, if left out at room temperature, gel ice packs will last only about 3-4 hours at best.
This means that if you’re packing lunch early in the morning, the chances of it still being cool and delicious by lunchtime are slim. Icepacks with a harder outer shell tend to be better insulated. Innobaby’s Aquaheat™ COOL Pack maintains its cold temperate longer than standard ice packs. This means you can stop worrying about your lunch, your kid’s lunch, the baby food, or even your breast milk going bad while you’re out and about enjoying your day.
4. It Should Pair Perfectly With Your Lunchbags
If you’re stuffing, bending, and shoving your ice pack into your lunch bags in order to make it fit, stop the madness! You should have ice packs that pair perfectly with your lunch bags, allowing plenty of room for both your food and the ice pack.
Innobaby’s Aquaheat™ COOL Pack is made in two shapes—round and rectangle—so that it can perfectly fit into your lunch bag of choice. In fact, three lunch bags that it has been specifically designed to fit are the Aquaheat Lunchbag, the Aquaheat Mega Container, and the Kinderspel Backpack!
You’re going to love this lunch bag for school, daycare, or even for yourself for work! Innobaby’s Aquaheat Insulated Neoprene Lunch Bag keeps food warm or cool for snacks or meals on the go. It keeps food insulated for 4-5 hours (depending on external temperatures), and is lightweight and waterproof, which makes it the perfect way to carry snacks and meals for anyone in the family.
It comfortably fits the Aquaheat Mega food container, so there’s no need to worry about whether you can carry everything you need. You can store your hot and warm packs to heat your food up when you’re ready or use the cool packs to keep food or milk stored safely.
Easy enough to use for the whole family, this lunch bag is non-toxic and even washable, making it the perfect on-the-go mealtime essential for every house!
Our All-in-One Backpacks are perfect for kids on the go! These adorable toddler backpacks are fully insulated and double as a lunch bag to keep food and drinks fresher longer. Perfect for school or daycare, they have fully adjustable shoulder straps and an additional Velcro chest strap that snaps across your child’s chest to help keep the backpack securely in place.
Kids love carrying around their favorite toys and snacks (just like a big kid), and parents love the removable tether option to keep independent kids close. Fashionable and functional, our All-in-One Toddler Backpacks are available in an array of adorable designs you and your kids will love.
For more safe, functional, family-friendly products, visit us at innobaby.com!