One important piece of back to school merchandise you may be looking for
is a good lunch box for your child. Unless your child will be eating
lunch from the school cafeteria each day, you need to find one or two
boxes for them to use. Finding a good lunch box is rather easy, and you
may have to make your choice based on what you want to send to school for
your child to eat, as well as their personal taste.
The basic lunch box will carry lunch to and sometimes from school without
a problem. Many are metal or plastic, though plastic is more common
today. These have a handle, and a latch to keep them shut securely. Spend
a few more dollars for a lunch box that is strong, and for one that has a
secure latch. The last thing you want to happen is for your child’s lunch
box to be smashed, or for it to fall open spreading food all over the
ground. Not only will your child be upset, you may have to leave work to
bring them a new lunch, or to drop off money so they can buy their lunch.
There are also insulated lunch boxes that you can buy. These are great to
help keep items cold, but may not work very well if you are trying to
keep something warm. It is always best to fill your child’s lunch box
with cool foods that won’t spoil before they can eat them. You may
remember your school lunch box contents very well, and many of these
items were sent with you because they were OK to remain in a locker until
it was time for lunch. Don’t forget to make sure any lunch box comes with
an insulated thermos as well.
Just do your child a favor, and allow them to pick out their own lunch
box. Adults often forget how bad peer pressure can be when children are
young and still learning to navigate the world around them. Something as
simple as a bad lunch box can leave your child open to teasing. If they
want Scooby on their box, get it for them. If they don’t like the bright
pink one you have chosen, allow them to get something else. Parents who
are trying to be practical and to save a few dollars often forget what it
is like to be young.