Kids Bento Box

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    Unveiling the Magic of Kids Bento Lunch Boxes

    Are you on the hunt for the perfect kids bento box or maybe a bento lunch box suitable for adults too? As school seasons come around, every parent understands the importance of a reliable lunch box. The bento box trend has taken over school cafeterias and office break rooms, and for a good reason. These are not just ordinary lunch boxes, they are innovative bento lunch boxes that ensure your child's school lunches remain appetising.

    One of the notable features of a standard bento box is its multiple compartments. You can pack a whole sandwich on one side and still have room for wet foods without worrying about leaks. Thanks to the leak proof design and silicone seal, your child can enjoy a variety of different foods without worrying about things getting mixed up or touching. Some models even come with a special compartment for dips, making lunchtime a treat.

    Why Choose Bento Lunch Boxes?

    A bento box is not just a lunch box. It's a game changer in the way we pack school lunches. With bento lunch boxes, you can provide a balanced diet, including yoghurt and sauces without any spills. The compartments in bento boxes ensure that food doesn't touch. This is perfect for kids who are picky about their sandwiches touching their fruit or dips.

    Parents are also considering bento lunchbox options due to their safety features. Most of these lunch solutions are PVC free" and phthalate free, ensuring that your child's food stays fresh and uncontaminated. The Yumbox range is dishwasher safe, and cleaning is a breeze.

    Bento Boxes: Not Just for Kids

    If you thought bento lunch boxes were only for kids, think again. Adults are hopping onto the bento lunchbox trend too. The perfect size compartments ensure that adults get a balanced diet, making them ideal for those long days at work or even picnics.

    The bento lunch box is an innovative way to pack lunches for kids and adults alike. This unique lunch box design originated in Japan but has rapidly become a favourite across the globe. Unlike the traditional lunch box, a bento box is compartmentalised, allowing different foods to be stored separately, making lunchtime a vibrant and varied experience.

    What to Consider When Shopping for a Bento Lunch Box

    When you shop for a bento box, you'll be met with a huge range of options. From stainless steel models to those with an insulated bag, the choices can be overwhelming. Coming in an array of colours including vibrant green or pink, there's a style and colour to appeal to most tastes. Do you need an additional drink bottle compartment or a specific tray for sandwiches? The Yumbox range offers these features and more.

    Understanding the Bento Phenomenon

    In the vast market of lunch boxes, bento lunch boxes have found themselves to be a reliable and preferred choice for adults and kids alike. With their multiple compartments, leak proof designs, and the capacity to keep wet foods like yoghurt and dips separate from sandwiches and biscuits the Yumbox range is unmatched. Lunchtime should be fun, so choose a box that your child or you would love!

    A Journey into the World of Bento

    Founded in the bustling lanes of Melbourne in 2009, Mini Hippo embarked on a journey, pioneering the introduction of leak-proof, bento-style lunch boxes to Australia and New Zealand. Driven by a desire to make international quality accessible at home, the Mini Hippo family carefully curates and tests each bento box, ensuring they're not just products but lifelong companions for your child's lunchtime adventures.

    The Art of Crafting the Perfect Lunch Box

    When shopping for the ideal bento lunch box, several factors come into play:

    • Product Features: From leak-proof designs to phthalate-free materials, our range promises both quality and safety.

    • Design and Aesthetics: Bento boxes are as stylish as they are functional. With designs ranging from the elegant Yumbox Original's five compartments to the Yumbox Tapas with options for 4 or 5 sections, there's something for every aesthetic.

    • Durability and Safety: Our collection guarantees BPA-free and phthalate-free products. The Yumbox Zuppa, for instance, is made of durable stainless steel.

    • Cleaning and Maintenance: Many of our products, including the Yumbox Panino, are dishwasher safe (top rack up to 65°C), making post-lunch clean-up a breeze.

    • Accessories and Extras: We offer more than just lunch boxes. The removable trays, like those in the Yumbox Original, allow for easy washing or replacement.

    • Environmental Impact: Conscious of our planet, we hand-select products that can serve multiple children over years, reducing waste.

    • Price and Value: Quality doesn’t have to break the bank. Our range ensures that you get the best value for your money.

    • Reviews and Ratings: Our loyal customer base often says, "My daughter loves her bento lunch box!" Such testimonials drive us to continually elevate our offerings.

    • Brand and Reputation: When you shop with Mini Hippo, you're not just buying a product but becoming a part of our family.

    • Sizing and Portability: Whether it's the Yumbox Snack, perfect for those little treats, or the larger Yumbox Panino, we have sizes to suit every appetite.

    • Usability and Convenience: Our bento lunch boxes, suitable for both kids and adults, come with easy-to-use latches.

    • Food Recommendations: Perfect for everything from dips to yoghurt, our bento boxes keep foods fresh and tasty.

    • Age Appropriateness: Our collection caters to all, from the toddlers starting preschool to the adults seeking a healthier lunch alternative.

    Delving Deeper into Our Range

    The Yumbox Original, the pioneer of our collection, offers five half-cup compartments, making it perfect for kids and "tapas style" school lunches for adults. Meanwhile, the Yumbox Tapas, with its interchangeable tray design, suits active kids, teens, and adults. The Yumbox Panino stands out as the sandwich lover's dream with a 2-cup section dedicated to sandwiches. And for those looking for a snack on the go, the Yumbox Snack is a handy choice.

    The Mini Hippo Promise

    Every bento box that graces our shelves is more than just a product; it's a promise. A promise of quality, safety, and an unbeatable lunch experience. We understand the joy a fun, fresh, and fantastic lunch can bring, and that's precisely what our range delivers.


    • Question: Do you have bento boxes that are suitable for all ages?

      Answer: Absolutely! Our range includes bento boxes for everyone. The Yumbox Original is recommended for ages 0-10, and it comes with a kid-friendly latch.

    • Question: Are the bento lunch box styles easy to clean?

      Answer: Absolutely! Cleaning is easy with Mini Hippo bento boxes. They are dishwasher-safe (top rack up to 65°C). Plus, many of our products feature removable trays, making maintenance a breeze.

    • Question: How do I choose the right bento box for my child?

      Answer: Choosing the right bento box depends on your child's age and meal preferences. The Yumbox Original is perfect for young kids, while the Yumbox Tapas suits active pre-teens, teens, and adults. For snacks, consider the Yumbox Snack, and if you love sandwiches, the Yumbox Panino is ideal.

    • Question: Are Mini Hippo bento boxes safe for my child?

      Answer: Absolutely! All our bento lunch boxes are made from food-safe materials, BPA-free, and phthalates-free, ensuring your child's safety. We prioritise durability and safety in all our products.

    • Question: What's the difference between a bento box and a lunch box

      Answer: Often a bento box will be shallower than a traditional lunchbox, and contain lots of small compartments within (sometimes they can be repositioned while in others they are secured). A lunch box, on the other hand, is more likely to be deeper and not have any specific compartments inside which means, for example, you can fit a whole sandwich inside without having to cut it. Although a bento box can function as a type of lunch box, hence the term bento lunchbox!

    • Question: Which of these bento lunchboxes will fit into which lunch bags?

      Answer: Great question! Head into any of our our bento box product pages and you'll find a link to a table that shows which bento boxes fit into which lunch bags.
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    Our story

    Founded in 2009, our family-run business was the first to introduce leak-proof bento-style lunch boxes to Australia and New Zealand.

    Today, our range and business has grown, but our mission remains the same: to hand-select high quality lunch products so you can feel relieved your kids are enjoying healthy food (well, occasionally).