Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mummy Must Have Review | Personalised lunch boxes from Name My Stuff

If you knew me in real life you'd know I'm not one to sit around at home all day (at least not by choice). I'm not a stay at home mum who stays at home. I can't sit still and I hate being confined by the same four walls day in and day out. I need to break things up. We're out and about every single week, more often than not we're out more days than we're home. Lucky bub loves the car.

Toddlers require a lot of stuff when they leave home. Obviously the most important of which is nappies (at least from a parents perspective), closely followed by food. Ask the toddler and food would probably be number one. Seriously have you seen the amount of food a toddler goes through? Some days she eats more than me.

I've made all of her food since she was little because of her allergies and that means a lot of food storage goes on around here, both in the freezer and when we're out. When she was younger I used to make her food in special baby food ice trays, but now that shes older she eats more and she needs a lot more snack style food. Up until recently I was using a bunch of random baby food containers and zip lock bags to store her food while we're out, but I wanted to get a lot more organised (especially considering she may be going to daycare sometime this year). So, as I usually do, I turned to the internet to find a better solution.


Name My Stuff personalised lunch boxes and drinkware


Name My Stuff have a huge range of food containers  from Sistema that can all be personalised. All of which are microwavable, freezer and top shelf dishwasher safe. You can personalise your items with anything you like - kids names, food type or even allergy warnings. I'm pretty boring so I just decided to get her name on them and got a few different sized containers. The text is printed onto the containers (I have no idea how she does it, I can only assume its magic) and is permanently marked and wont peel or wash off like sticky labels and texta. They're an awesome option for kids going to school, or little ones going to daycare, so lunch boxes don't get lost or mixed up and have to be replaced. 

{last name has been deliberately pixelated}


The Dinkee Baby boxes are 200ml making them the perfect size for little snack options. Her favourites at the moment are sultanas, dried apple pieces, carrot sticks or a few biscuits. If you don't have to deal with a dairy allergy like we do, they'd also be the perfect size for some cheese slices or a serving of yoghurt. I used to use glad zip lock bags for all her snacks which created a lot of plastic rubbish afterwards so I'm glad that I've now got a more eco-friendly reusable alternative.

The snack attack box is also great for slightly larger snacks like her rice biscuits. It has a long compartment as well as a smaller compartment sealed into the one container. The smaller compartment is also sealed separately so its contents wont spill out into the other side of the container, genius!

For a long time bub couldn't have bread because of her allergies, but over time she's grown a tolerance to it and can now have it as part of her daily diet - I have to say its quite ridiculous (read: sad) how happy this makes me. Sandwiches were always a staple item we ate everyday growing up so I always assumed I'd be making sandwiches for her each day and when I couldn't it was a tad depressing. Now I can create all kinds of sandwiches. The sandwich box is perfect for storing them when we go out and much easier than putting them in a zip lock bag! It also means that I can use those cute little sandwich shape cutters and everything stays in place in the box instead of becoming a jumbled squishy mess at the bottom of a bag.

We already used Sistema products before, but only ever had the really big containers. Its great to find some pretty pink ones that are purpose built for her food serving sizes. Name My Stuff have a container size to suit any snack or lunch need from babies through to older children. They also do a range of personalised drink ware and value packs including insulated lunch bags so you'll have all bases covered for the new year. I highly recommend their products (and as you can tell from my instagram feed, I'm also a huge fan of the personalised dummies).

Name My Stuff are offering all Finding Myself Young readers 10% off all orders, simply use the code young at the checkout. Discount valid until February 15th 2015.


Toni x


Disclosure - I was gifted some personalised food containers for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own based on using the products. I did not receive payment for this review.

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12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! It is such a mission trying to find lunch box labels that stick and stay stuck. I splashed out and bought Planetboxes last year, best investment ever.

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    1. I googled Planetboxes, they look cool but wow they're expensive. She'll have to wait a fair few years before I splash out on one of those :)

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  2. My toddler eats all the time and I cannot leave the house without snacks in my bag. It's ridiculous. I'm a bit concerned about how she will go at daycare for the first time this year. Anyway. These look like a great idea.

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    1. I'm freaking out about the thought of leaving her at daycare too and I hear you on the eating all the time. I feel like all I do all day is feed her.

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  3. This is a great idea. I am going through sticky labels by the day here with my toddler who wants to pull them off. These magic ones look great!

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    1. It technically may not exactly be magic haha, but it works.

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  4. My mum got a heap of labels and personalised stuff for Dyllan for Christmas because he starts school this year but she spelled his name wrong so they are pointless for school. I might look into these for him though.

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    1. Oh no! We have issues with people spelling Hayley's name wrong too (including family members) even though we thought we picked the easiest version.

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  5. I imagine if you have more than one child the labels would be SUPER handy and just make life easier not to mention preventing confusion at school. No lunch box thefts!

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    1. Yea I'm pretty sure the lunch box thieves wouldn't want to be going around with someone else's name on their stolen goods! Not a good look.

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  6. I get frustrated with how easily names rub off as well. This seems like a good solution.

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    1. Its so frustrating and I hate when the sticky labels peel off and get all gross.

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