Every time we pack up baby C’s diaper bag for an outing, I feel like such an environmentally irresponsible person because we use a gazillion little Ziploc bags. One for his puffs. One for his bottle parts. One for his pacifier. One for clean spoons and another to keep his dirty spoons separate from the clean ones later on. When I unpack the diaper bag at the end of the day, I feel pretty guilty about the pile of barely-dirty Ziploc bags that ends up in my trash can. I hesitate a little before throwing them out, thinking that I probably should just rinse them out and reuse them, but who has time for that? And who wants to get a reputation as the cheapo who reuses their Ziplocs?
So, I was really excited when I recently learned about Lunchskins
from a friend’s sister, a veteran mom. Made by a group of momtrepreneurs who founded 3GreenMoms, Lunchskins are environmentally-friendly, dishwasher-safe, reusable sandwich and snack bags. I love that they offer an environmental benefit (reduce landfill waste) and a practical benefit (the same bag can be used over and over and therefore save you money over the long run). I also like that they have been certified as lead-, BPA- and phthalate-free. And of course, I love that they come in all sorts of fun little designs. My favorites are the navy sharks and orange crabs (not pictured, obvi)!
We’ve been using them for the past several weeks now and they have proven to be quite convenient as well as durable. In addition to using them to store food, we’ve found them to be very useful as a way of keeping the baby’s pacifiers and teethers clean inside the diaper bag.
Oh and they’re not just for packing kids’ lunches. I’ve also started to bring them with me to work as a way to neatly transport my snacks.
My only criticism is that I wish the closures (which are velcro) were sealable and 100% leakproof so that I’d feel more comfortable putting moist items in the bags. But all in all, I think this is a fabulous product!
Interested in trying out Lunchskins for yourself? The nice folks over at 3GreenMoms have offered to give away one set of Lunchskins to one lucky Talking Thirty reader!
Here’s how to enter:
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US entrants ages 18+ are welcome to enter.
Entry period closes at noon EST, June 20, 2012.
One lucky winner drawn randomly will receive a set of Lunchskins. The winner will be notified directly via e-mail and listed on this blog using first name and last initial only.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post; however, I did receive complimentary products for the purpose of this review from 3GreenMoms. All images, thoughts, and opinions in this post are my own and I only feature products on Talking Thirty about which I am genuinely enthused.