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MOM HACKS: We’ve Solved All Your Lunchbox Issues
Dare we paint the picture? Your kid comes home after a long day of school and activities with: the lunchbox. It’s been hours since lunch, so everything is crusted on, smelly, wet, and just downright disgusting. You spend the next while of your precious free time scrubbing and soaking, attempting to clean all those folds and crevices before mildew forms, then leaving it open outside to let the stench out—all to just re-pack it and do it again tomorrow. Is there a better way? At Innobaby, we believe there is always a better way for parents, which is why we created the FlexBox. We have solved all your lunchbox issues so that you no longer have to fight the lunchbox fight every morning and evening. Keep reading to learn more about the FlexBox, what makes it so special, and why moms everywhere love it so much!
Say Goodbye to the Moldy Seal
You know that rubber seal you do your best to clean, scrub, then ignore when it’s just beyond your abilities? Well, you might want to rethink your lunchbox altogether because a grimey, mildewy lunchbox can cause the following issues:
- Itchy eyes
- Respiratory issues
- Food poisoning symptoms, such as diarrhea and vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms if an infection begins
Just because your lunchbox has a shiny interior doesn’t mean that all you need to do is shake out the crumbs or wipe up the spilled juice with a towel. Without using the proper cleaning and sanitizing methods, all you are doing is moving the bacteria around and letting it grow even more, which is why you need a lunchbox that is super easy to clean.
Enter FlexBox, which we have designed to be:
- Perfectly leak-proof without a rubber seal
- Made of platinum silicone, which doesn’t harbor odors or mildew
- Dishwasher safe
- Boil for a sanitizing deep clean
Made with Platinum Silicone
As mentioned, we made the FlexBox out of platinum silicone. This should excite you for many reasons, one being that it is the highest possible quality of silicone available—even better than food-grade silicone!
First of all, silicone is completely toxin-free and is made up of four simple ingredients: Silicon, Oxygen, Carbon, and Hydrogen, which are all naturally occurring. Did you read plastic, BPA, lead, phthalates, or heavy metals there? Nope!
Platinum silicone is a type of silicone that uses only platinum (precious metal) as a catalyzer, which increases its quality, apart from silicone’s other properties. This is the ideal material for manufacturing molds or products that will come into contact with food. The safety and quality of each one of its components also make platinum silicone the ideal material for baby bottle nipples or surgery materials for hospitals. (Source)
Most other types of silicone, including food-grade silicone, use peroxide as a catalyzer instead of platinum. While food-grade silicone is still perfectly safe for your food, platinum silicone takes it up to the next notch to ensure that your family is using the best possible quality products when it comes to handling your food.
Inside the FlexBox is the FlexPlate, which is easy to remove, clean, and even cook with. Yes—Cook with! You can pop it right into the oven or microwave to cook your kiddo’s lunch for the day without the need to clean extra dishes.
The FlexPlate is also refrigerator safe, which means you can save any leftovers for the next day, or meal prep the night before and then pop it straight from the fridge into the FlexBox without any extra dishes or steps involved.
Platinum silicone is able to withstand extreme temperatures, which is why it’s oven and microwave safe. It is also safe to boil for a sterilizing deep clean as well as safe to use in the dishwasher.
Rewards for Picky Eaters
Let’s talk about your picky eater. Don’t think it’s a lunchbox issue? Think again! The tools a child uses to eat their food—whether it is their utensils, atmosphere, lunchbox, plate, cups, or anything else—can make a big difference in how they perceive their food. Think about this: You know those ice cream cups you used to get as a kid that just tasted so much better with the wooden spoon? Or, how pizza can taste so much better when bitten right into rather than cut up with a fork and knife?
The same thinking applies to your kiddo! If they are a picky eater, you might want to try mixing up their tools and see how it works. In addition, you can give them some awesome non-food rewards directly on top of their lunchbox.
On top of the FlexBox is the FlexBoard, which is made of little holes to perfectly fit our FlexCharmz. FlexCharmz come in a variety of shapes & colors, allowing kids to explore and reward healthy mealtime in a fun way! Made with flexible & durable silicone, they are easy to wash & dry for your child's next interactive playtime. Collect them all, available in unicorn-, dinosaur-, and toy-themed custom designs, and nurture kids' creativity and imagination. Kids will love choosing their favorite charms and personalizing their lunchbox!
Matching Utensils Set
Of course, we weren’t going to introduce you to the best and easiest to use lunchbox without some utensils to go along with it! Our FlexWare utensils were designed specifically for kids, making them easy to grip and use for little hands. They are easy to pop in the dishwasher at the end of the day to clean along with everything else, and they even come complete with holes for more FlexCharmz. Your little one will love having a lunchbox and utensil set just as unique as they are!
For more Mom Hacks and safe products for your whole family, shop at innobaby.com!