I love the nostalgia of a metal lunchbox. And whenever I can review something that is not mainstream character-related, I jump at the chance. Kieran gets enough of that on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes, all you need is a monkey, you know? We were lucky enough to review a metal lunchbox from Jack Rabbit Creations-their “Monkey Mania” design. It features a different design on each side. My daughter loves the monkeys, and has more fun than you would think toting that pail around. Even my husband has commented that it brings back good childhood memories watching Kieran carry the lunchbox around.
She carries it all over the place, preschool or not. It’s been a great tool for letting her assert her independence–she enjoys the freedom of going in to get her snacks several times throughout the day!
We tested out the lunchbox at the playground on a nice day. It was a bit on the warm side, so we put in an icepack, 2 juice boxes, and some snacks. It was on the heavy side, but the lunch box held up! Kieran is pretty easy on her stuff, so this gender-neutral lunchbox will probably be passed down to her brother, too.
For those looking for a more traditional lunchbox, I highly recommend you check out Jack Rabbit Creations. It retails for $12.00 and includes a 100-page “Notes from Home” notepad (suggestion: “Mommy loves you!”).
Also very important, is that Jack Rabbit Creations assures the safety of their toys. In there words, “We are parents, too!”. All of their toys meet US safety standards. They are tested in certified, independent labs to make sure their design standards have been upheld. These tests include toxic elements analysis (including lead), mechanical push/pull tests, drop tests, flammability tests and others depending upon the product. They label all of our their toys with the appropriate age of play, and their quality assurance program is ongoing.
– That’s IT Mommy friends, Heather and Kieran
**Jack Rabbit Creations is kindly offering That’s IT Mommy Readers 10% off any purchase of $35 or more on their website. Just enter THATSIT at checkout. This coupon is good through the end of August.**