15 Best Easy-Open Lunch Boxes For Toddlers 2020 Best Toddler Lunch Bag Ideas

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December 16, 2019 Updated February 27, 2020

Best Toddler Lunchbox

You don’t know the meaning of a long lunch until you’ve eaten with a toddler. Inevitably, their favorite snack yesterday is their most loathed enemy today, and don’t even think about letting any of the foods on their plate come close to touching each other unless you’re prepared to deal with a meltdown of epic proportions. The saga doesn’t end once your kids go to daycare or school either, because then you have to strategically pack a lunch, and just hope for the best.

Half the battle of getting your tots to eat their lunch is to prep it properly, and choosing the right lunch box is key. It needs to be easy to open and close, be sturdy, keep food fresh, and, for your sanity, be cleanable without a ton of effort. Whether your kid wants something a little fun, or a container that keeps all their food groups separated, here are 15 of the best toddler lunch boxes to make mealtime a little easier for them (and you).

Bento Boxes and Food Containers for Toddlers

Bentgo Kids Children’s Lunch Box

This drop-proof BPA-free bento box has rubber coated edges and five compartments for food — your toddler is bound to eat at least one of the things you pack. The compartment tray is also removable for easy cleaning and the latches are easy to open and close for little hands.

$30 AT AMAZON



Yumbox Original Leakproof Bento Lunch Box

Lightweight with an easy to open and close latch, the Yumbox bento box has five 1/2 cup compartments so even the pickiest toddler can have a variety of foods for lunch. The removable tray is easy to rinse off as well.

$30 AT AMAZON

OmieBox Bento Box for Kids

This lunch box has a removable thermos insert, so in addition to their regular foods, you can also pack a warm lunch for your little one. While the thermos is leakproof, we can’t promise it will prevent your kid from making a mess at lunch.

$40 AT AMAZON

3 Sprouts Lunch Bento Box

This BPA-free lunch box is microwavable and has a secure but kid-friendly cover to prevent leaks. It also has three compartments for an assortment of foods.

$10 AT AMAZON



LunchBots Small Protein Packer Toddler Bento Box

If you’re looking for a non-plastic option, try a stainless steel lunch box. The LunchBots small bento box is ideal for packing toddler-sized portions of four different snacks. It’s not leakproof, but it’s dishwasher safe and super durable.

$20 AT AMAZON

EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Container

Simple and functional, EasyLunchboxes come in a set of four BPA-free, easy-to-open containers. The boxes each have three compartments and are stackable and microwavable.

$14 AT AMAZON

DaCool Bento Box for Kids

DaCool Bento Boxes have an inner insert and partitioned lid to keep food in its place. The inner box has five compartments and can be removed and put in the microwave, and the edge has rubber coating for easy gripping.

$15 AT AMAZON



Thermos Foogo Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Food Jar

If you’re lucky enough to have a child that only requires one main course for lunch, a food jar will do the trick. This double walled stainless steel container will keep food warm for up to five hours. The lid has a rubber grip and a there’s a wide opening to make it easier for kids to use.

$16 AT AMAZON

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit

Mix and match these containers that snap to reusable freezer packs and to each other. The kit comes with two snack containers, one side container, one sandwich container, and one blue ice.

$6 AT AMAZON

Lunch Bags, Boxes and Totes for Toddlers

LEGO Lunch Box

For the kids who can’t put down their LEGOs, let them bring their favorite toy to school. This LEGO lunch box has one main compartment to store food and will make lunchtime so much more fun.

$12 AT AMAZON



Skip Hop Zoo Kids Insulated Lunch Box

Send your tot to school with a lunchtime friend. These adorable animal lunch bags (comes in narwhal, dinosaur, dragon unicorn, and more) are insulated to keep food and drinks cool, and the top handle can clip on to any backpack for safekeeping.

$15 AT AMAZON

Wildkin Kids Insulated Lunch Bag

Wildkin’s insulated lunch bags come in a variety of colorful patterns and are spacious enough to fit lunch and a snack or two. There’s a convenient top carry handle and the fabric is both durable and easy to clean.

$13 AT AMAZON

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag

There’s freezable gel built into this insulated lunch bag. Just store it in the freezer overnight and it will keep your toddler’s favorite foods and drinks cool without having to use a separate ice pack. There’s also a zip-top closure and water-resistant lining inside.

$20 AT AMAZON



BUILT Soft Neoprene Lunch Tote Bag

A lightweight, stretchy neoprene lunch tote is easy to carry for little tots. And best of all, once it gets dirty (and it will get dirty), you can toss it into the wash with the rest of your laundry.

$20 AT AMAZON

Thermos Soft Lunch Kit

Your toddler will be more than excited to bring their lunch to school in a Paw Patrol or Frozen-themed soft lunch box. The box is insulated and has padded carrying handles, and there are numerous screen printed graphics to choose from.

$13 AT AMAZON

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Bentgo Kids Children’s Lunch Box
$30
Yumbox Original Leakproof Bento Lunch Bo...
$30
OmieBox Bento Box for Kids
$40
3 Sprouts Lunch Bento Box
$10
LunchBots Small Protein Packer Toddler B...
$20
EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch...
$14
DaCool Bento Box for Kids
$15
Thermos Foogo Vacuum Insulated Stainless...
$16
Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit
$6
LEGO Lunch Box
$12
Skip Hop Zoo Kids Insulated Lunch Box
$15
Wildkin Kids Insulated Lunch Bag
$13
PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag
$20
BUILT Soft Neoprene Lunch Tote Bag
$20
Thermos Soft Lunch Kit
$13