Kids Bento Box

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    Kids Bento Box - Bento Lunch Boxes For All Ages

    The Search for the Perfect Kids Bento Lunch Box is Over

    As the first and original seller of the ever popular range of leakproof Yumbox kids bento lunch boxes in Australia, at Mini Hippo we pride ourselves on carefully selecting premium fun lunch boxes for little kids and big kids.

    Forget about single use, tupperware or stackable, bulky lunch boxes for your little one and upgrade to one of our colourful and durable Yumboxes for the highest quality reusable bento boxes for kids in the cutest designs, and watch your kids' eyes light up every mealtime.

    The Hype of the Bento Lunch Box is Real

    With such a wide range of lunch boxes available these days, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect lunch box for your kid (or yourself). Bento lunch boxes are arguably the most popular choice for all ages. It can be boring for some kids to eat the same types of food every day - a bento box provides a balanced meal every time and inevitably teaches healthy eating habits in every age group and stage of life. The school bento box being the perfect illustration.

    Based on the popular Japanese meal format, the innovative multiple compartment divided tray featured in every kids bento box makes it super easy to include a variety of food groups including wet foods, excluding the worry of foods mixing or spilling in your carry bag. Perfect for neurodivergent kids and adults who dislike different foods touching, the Yumbox is ideal for picky eaters or food monsters with bigger appetites.

    Rest at ease, the Yumbox keeps food yummy and fresh all day long without insulation, not to mention, busy parents will love the ease of being able to prep their kid's lunches 3-4 days in advance without food going bad or soggy when stored in the fridge - even crackers!

    Parents are also considering bento lunchbox options due to their safety features. Our lunch solutions are non-toxic, BPA free and phthalate free, ensuring that your child's food stays fresh and uncontaminated. Most of the Yumbox range is dishwasher safe, and cleaning is a breeze.

    Join in on the bento box craze and discover why Yumboxes are a game changer for mealtime.

    What to Consider When Choosing a Yumbox Bento Box

    When choosing a Yumbox Bento Box for your little one or yourself, consider age group, and the types of meals you plan to include.

    All our Yumboxes feature leak proof seals, an easy to clean inner tray and are available in various kid friendly designs that'll have the envy of every kid at school lunches, to those that appeal to a more mature consumer.

    The Yumbox Original is perfect for young kids, there's even a toddler bento lunch box! 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.

    At Mini Hippo we value sustainability, ensuring that your Yumbox is durable enough to grow with your child or be passed between generations. If you drop your Yumbox, it won't break, however the outer case may scratch. If you love your Yumbox, it'll love you back - with minimal TLC, replacement parts are unlikely to be required. However, should you require replacement parts for your Yumbox, shop them here.

    We've sought to make it easy for you to navigate between the features of our most popular Yumbox bento lunch box kids love with the helpful guide below.

    From left to right: Yumbox Presto, Yumbox Original, Yumbox Tapas, Yumbox Snack

    Kids Bento Lunchboxes: Featured Favourites

    Yumbox Original Lunch Box

    The Yumbox Original Lunch Box is undeniably our bestselling kids lunch box, and parents love it too! The only Yumbox featuring an inner tray with each food group illustrated, parents love the ease of having a guide for each food group, including how much to include in each compartment. Kids will subconsciously learn about healthy eating and portion control while using the Yumbox Original. The illustrated compartments include dairy, protein, fruit, veggies, grains, with a dip well. The wet food well is perfect for dips, a naughty treat or foods with the consistency of apple sauce and yoghurt.

    Ideal for kids aged 0-10, the Yumbox Original has a 5 1/2 cup capacity with 6 compartments. The kid-friendly latch makes it super easy for little ones to open without their hands hurting or strain on their wrists.

    Dishwasher safe, simply place on the top rack at max 65°C.

    Available in various designs including monsters, race car, Paris and rocket and a rainbow of colours from blue, red, green to pink. If they grow out of a design, simply purchase a different tray from our replacement parts.

    Yumbox Tapas Lunch Box

    The active kid and adult-friendly Yumbox Tapas is the only Yumbox featuring the option to interchange between a 4 or 5 compartment tray, both featuring a dip or treat well. Perhaps one day you want a sandwich, and tapas the next. The 4 compartment tray featuring a larger section perfect for a sandwich whilst the 5 compartment tray allows the inclusion of a greater variety of food groups. Simply purchase a replacement tray in your favourite design and interchange to your heart's desire. The Yumbox Tapas holds 4 cups of food and is dishwasher safe (top rack only, max 65°C).

    Yumbox Presto Stainless Steel Lunch Box

    Swap plastic for a more mature focused stainless steel lunch box with the Yumbox Presto available in an assortment of colours, each with a food-safe stainless steel inner tray. Choose between purple, blue, pink or green. This bento box is perfect for active kids, teens and adults. Fill the bento box up with 3 1/2 cups of healthy foods across 4 main compartments (including a dip or treat well) for a leak-free meal at lunch time, thanks to the silicone seal.

    Cleaning is a breeze but please remember to only hand wash me as I am not dishwasher friendly.

    Yumbox Snack Box

    The 3 compartment Yumbox Snack Box is perfect for a kid's recess, with the capacity for 2 cups of food, including a dip well. We recommend pairing a Yumbox Snack Box with a Yumbox Original for a full day's worth of food for your active kid with a healthy, large appetite.

    The Mini Hippo Promise

    Every bento kids lunch 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 when selecting a bento box kids love for years to come. 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: 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: A bento lunch box for kids 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). It will generally have leak proof seals, where a food container like a lunch box, is more likely to be deeper, without specific compartments - 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.


    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).