Bentgo Kids Childrens Lunch Box - Bento-styled Lunch Solution Offers Durable, Leak-proof, On-the-go Meal and Snack Packing (Blue)
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- 5 practical compartments portioned for a childs appetite (Recommended for ages 3-7)
- Leak-proof technology that keeps meals and snacks fresh and mess-free - Includes two kid-friendly latches that are easy to open and close
- Microwave and dishwasher-safe removable tray (Recommended to hand wash the outer shell to preserve the leak-proof seal and extend the longevity of your product)
- Drop-proof rubber coated edges and sturdy design for active kids
- Made of food-grade safe, FDA-approved, and BPA-free materials - Includes an industry-leading 2 Year Warranty
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Why Choose Bentgo?
At Bentgo, we’re passionate about supporting our customers in their commitment to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. We launched our company in 2013 because we knew there was a better way to lunch. Uninspired by the boring, non-practical lunch solutions on the market, we set out to create something innovative that would put the spark back into the idea of taking your lunch to work or school.
Pack More Variety into Your Child’s Lunch
Bentgo Kids is an innovative bento-style lunch box designed for kids on the go. No other children’s lunch box makes it this fun and easy to add variety to lunch. With a compartment for fruit, veggies, dip, an entrée, and dessert, this leak-proof lunch box organically inspires parents to pack a more wholesome, balanced lunch for their children. We spared no detail in the design of Bentgo Kids because we know it’s never too early to start building healthy eating habits.
Bentgo Kids is recommended for children ages 3-7, but is also great for anyone else looking for a portion-controlled lunch box.
- Eliminates the need for individual bagging
- Easy to use for young children
- FDA-approved, food-safe materials (No BPA, Vinyl, Lead, or PVC)
- Dimensions: 8.5” x 6.5” x 2”
- 2 Year Warranty
Special Features of Bentgo Kids
Removable Compartment Trays
The removable compartment tray is dishwasher and microwave safe. We also offer different color trays, allowing you to mix and match for colorful personalization.
Durable Drop-Proof Construction
This rugged lunch box has a rubberized overlay around the sides and internal hinges ensure Bentgo Kids can withstand the bangs and bruises that come with keeping up with kids on the go.
Travel confidently knowing your runny foods will stay where you put them thanks to the leak-proof technology built in to the rubberized lid of Bentgo Kids.
Free Recipe Book
As an added bonus, each Bentgo Kids comes with a free download of our new eBook, “Fun & Healthy Meal Guide - 30 Kid-friendly Recipes & Meal Combos for Your Bentgo Kids”.
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My 5 year-old kindergartner takes this box for his lunch, and it is truly the better choice for YOUNGER CHILDREN in my opinion. It has a more juvenile color scheme, five small food compartments, DURABLE RUBBER TRIM on the top and bottom, and overall exudes a higher quality product that will withstand more abuse than the Yumbox. The latches are more HEAVY-DUTY than the Yumbox, and although it can be a bit difficult for kids to close at first (it's a tight seal around the inner tray), my son got the hang of it after a couple tries. The Bentgo Kids trays come in three different colors and seem more durable than the Yumbox trays.
The Bentgo Kids box doesn't hold a LOT of food, but it is plenty for my son, and I imagine it will provide ample food until he's in second or third grade (probably a good box for 3-8 year-olds?). The largest compartment will fit a half sandwich unless your bread is huge, but then you can just cut it in quarters. The Bentgo Kids shell is a bit larger than the Yumbox, so it's a tight squeeze into my son's soft-sided LL Bean box, but we manage to fit the Bentgo and a Lifefactory water bottle into the LL Bean box.
*UPDATE* - We recently purchased an LL Bean Discovery lunch box, and this easily fits either the Bentgo or Yumbox as well as a water bottle and extras. The Bentgo also fits in a Lands' End ClassMate soft sided lunch box with a Goodbyn water bottle (see photo).
Does the Bentgo Kids leak? Nope. The rubber gasket on the lid is impressive, and ranch dressing has stayed neatly in the center dip compartment. The gasket on the Yumbox doesn't seem to be as good, so this is another reason why I like the Bentgo Kids better for younger children. It's pretty much foolproof. To clean, simply remove the inner tray and put it in the dishwasher. I always hand wash the outer shell or at least give it a wipe-down each day.
I purchased this Yumbox Panino for my 9 year-old third grader. I like the Yumbox Panino colors and design better for OLDER CHILDREN (maybe 7-12 year-olds?). It's less juvenile than the Bentgo Kids box, and the Panino version has room for a larger sandwich. Since its tray has thin dividers, it will HOLD A BIT MORE FOOD too. The Yumbox has a slightly SMALLER FOOTPRINT than the Bentgo Kids, and it fits snugly in my son's LL Bean lunch box, but his water bottle does make his lunch box lid bulge out - not a big deal. We have since upgraded to the LL Bean Discovery lunch box, which is much deeper and has plenty of room. If you only have room for a small, narrow water bottle, the Goodbyn bottle is a great option (found on Amazon).
We have packed ranch dressing in the center, and as long as I press down tightly while latching the lid, it doesn't leak. The inner tray has printed text underneath (they are not removable stickers), but it does have a more grown-up look to it than the whimsical designs on other Yumbox trays. Yumbox sells plain trays on their website. The tray easily snaps out for washing in the dishwasher, but we always wash the outer shell by hand.
FOUR compartments or SIX? Yes, Yumbox offers two different versions - same size, but the trays have either more or less compartments. I debated greatly over which to buy, but ultimately I decided that the Panino (4 compartment) style would grown with my son better than the 6-compartment Yumbox, and on days when he doesn't pack a large sandwich, I simply use silicone baking cups as dividers. Links to the cupcake liners and leaf-shaped food picks shown in my photo are at the end of this review.
Both boxes have different features, so the box to choose really depends on your child's needs. The YUMBOX PANINO is my favorite for OLDER CHILREN or those who eat larger lunches because of the tray design and color combinations. The BENTGO KIDS is terrific for younger kids as it seems MORE DURABLE yet holds plenty of food for little ones. I do wish the Bentgo Kids box came in more colors, but perhaps this is in the works. For now, my son enjoys using his different-colored trays to switch things up a bit.
Links to other products shown in my photo:
Silicone Cupcake Liners (this set has red, which my sons had to have):
Leaf Food Picks:
February, 2017 UPDATE:
My second grader is still using his Bentgo Kids nearly every day, as it holds more than enough food for his appetite. The rubber trim began to peel off a bit on the outer container (though I always hand wash it), and Bentgo sent me a replacement! What a wonderful product and equally great customer service!
I have also purchased the bentobox (the other comparable on amazon), and definitely bentgo wins!!
We used this lunch box 5 days a week and my nanny cleaned it promptly after the lunch box was brought home. After 5 months we started noticing the black spots in the rubber lining on the lid. Even after scrubbing , those spots never went and I started noticing more and more of these spots and then realized that it is actually MOLD. Though the box is functional and we loved it , due to the MOLD we had to toss it. Reducing my 5 stars to 2 stars. Hope this reaches to the customer service. I am attaching a few pictures as well.
Let me first start off by saying customer service for this company is GREAT! They always replied quickly and kindly.
I have had this for only 7 short months and have had TWO outer compartments break. There were cracks on the top and the hinges break off. The first time I thought maybe I just got a bad one and messaged them and they sent me a new one. But then TWO short months later the second one broke and when I messaged them they said sorry you aren't happy and just refunded my money.
My 5-year-old son uses this and I send the box in a hard case lunch box. I also hand wash the outer part every time so there is NO reason that this box should be breaking all the time, and yet here we are.
The inside part of the container is great and seems built to last and I put it in the dishwasher and have never had a problem with it. It also has never leaked which I loved being able to put yogurt in there, I just really wish the outside was as durable.
Sadly, I will now be looking elsewhere for a new lunch container for my son because I don't have the time to be getting a new one every couple months.