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    Discover the Joy of Lunchtime with Mini Hippo's Exclusive SoYoung Collection

    Welcome to the SoYoung collection at Mini Hippo, where we bring you an exclusive range of kids' lunch solutions that are not just functional but also a delight for your little ones. Our collection is carefully curated to meet the needs of busy parents and their adventurous children, ensuring every lunchtime is an enjoyable experience.

    Discover the SoYoung Australia Range

    In our SoYoung collection, you'll find a variety of lunch boxes and bags tailored for young explorers. Each SoYoung product embodies our commitment to quality and design. Made from eco-friendly raw linen, used extensively across our range, these bags are not only stylish but also durable and easy to clean. As a female-owned brand, we take pride in offering products that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

    SoYoung's Innovative Lunch Solutions: Perfect Size, Quality, and Style

    Discover the unmatched quality and style of SoYoung's lunch products, where every item is a perfect match for your modern family's needs. Designed with a modern feel, these lunch bags and accessories are not only a great size for kids and toddlers but also boast the perfect size for various meal portions. Parents rave in reviews about the ease of maintenance, praising the 'simply wipe' feature that makes cleanups a breeze. These products suit all ages, from your baby's first snacks to your son's daily school lunches, which he loves for their cool designs and functionality. Additionally, every purchase comes with a bonus: the peace of mind knowing you've chosen a product that's easy to wash and will last through countless adventures. With SoYoung, you're not just buying a lunch bag; you're investing in great quality that keeps up with your family's dynamic lifestyle.

    SoYoung Petite Poche: The Ultimate Lunchtime Companion for Every Adventure

    The SoYoung Petite Poche is the epitome of versatility and style for your child's lunchtime needs. Perfectly sized for school lunches or snacks on any outing, this compact yet spacious bag is a must-have for active kids. One of its standout features is the detachable strap, ingeniously designed to offer dual carrying options: wear it messenger style for a casual look or as a backpack for hands-free convenience.

    The SoYoung Lunch Box: Versatility and Style

    The SoYoung lunch box, a key item in our collection, is perfect for keeping meals fresh and delicious. These PVC free lunch boxes, designed for kids of all ages, come in a range of designs and colours from playful character themes like jungle cats, safari friends, green stegosaurus, and robot playdate to sophisticated patterns such as neo rainbow and hearts sage. The insulated interior is a standout feature, ensuring that food stays at the right temperature until lunchtime.

    SoYoung Ice Pack: Keeping Lunches Cool and Fresh All Day

    The SoYoung Ice Pack is an indispensable accessory for any lunch bag, especially designed to complement the SoYoung Lunch Poche or Lunch Box. This ice pack stands out for its unique ability to remain condensation-free, ensuring that your child's food stays dry and fresh throughout the day. Constructed from durable polyester fabric and filled with water and cellulose gum, makes it non-toxic and safe for daily use.

    Beyond Traditional Lunch Bags and Lunch Boxes

    Our collection goes beyond traditional lunch bags. We introduce the SoYoung lunch poche and SoYoung backpack, innovatively designed for modern families. The SoYoung lunch bag offers ample space and practicality for on-the-go meals, while the SoYoung backpack combines comfort with style, making it ideal for school or outdoor adventures.

    Committed to Safety and Sustainability

    In every Mini Hippo product, safety is paramount. Our lunch bags and boxes are free from BPA and PVC, aligning with our commitment to your child's health and well-being. This dedication extends to our choice of phthalate-free materials, ensuring a safe and healthy lunch experience.

    Easy Maintenance for Busy Families

    Understanding the busy lives of parents, we've made sure our SoYoung products are convenient to maintain. The majority of our range, including the popular lunch boxes, feature machine-washable materials. The easy 'wipe clean' option further simplifies cleaning, a valuable feature for time-pressed parents.

    SoYoung in Australia: Global Quality, Local Touch

    At Mini Hippo, we're thrilled to bring SoYoung's global quality to Australian families. Our collection, especially popular among Australian parents, offers a perfect mix of international standards and understanding of local needs.

    Embrace Style and Quality with the SoYoung Collection at Mini Hippo

    The SoYoung collection at Mini Hippo is more than just lunch bags and boxes; it represents a commitment to quality, safety, and thoughtful design. Our range, spanning from the versatile SoYoung lunch bag to the innovative backpack, caters to the diverse needs of modern families. Embrace the perfect blend of functionality and style for your family's lunchtime needs with Mini Hippo's SoYoung range.


    Founded in Canada, SoYoung is a female-owned brand creating stylish, thoughtful and ethically-made lunch bags, back packs and lunch coolers. They’re perfect for modern, on the go families.

    At Mini Hippo, we stock SoYoung in Australia — from school backpacks to cooler bags to lunch poches.

    The SoYoung linen range is conveniently machine washable on a gentle cycle. Their backpacks, lunch bags and cooler bags are non-toxic, free from PVC, lead, phthalate and BPA.

    Questions? See our SoYoung FAQs


    What are the weight and dimensions of SoYoung products?

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    Where does SoYoung come from?

    SoYoung is designed in Canada and manufactured in China.

    How do I look after and clean SoYoung products?

    The SoYoung linen range is now completely machine washable (gentle cycle) and will dry when hung overnight. Winning. All insulated lunch boxes and cooler bags come with a removable, easy clean insert that is heat sealed to prevent seepage and fully immersible for hand washing. For specific care instructions, see the individual product you’re interested in.

    How eco-friendly is SoYoung and can I recycle it?

    SoYoung strive to be as environmentally kind as possible. Their kid’s backpacks, lunch bags and cooler bags are non-toxic and PVC, lead, phthalate and BPA free. When they use linen, it’s derived from the flax plant, which requires substantially fewer pesticides, as well as 20 times less water and energy to harvest and produce than alternate crops such as cotton.

    Recycling practices can vary between products, materials, states and countries, so speak to your local council for details.

    Are there replacement parts for SoYoung?

    Yes. We offer SoYoung Replacement Straps like Braided Straps and Ice Packs.

    Which SoYoung product is best for me?

    There are so many fun products in the SoYoung range, the hardest part is knowing which to choose!

    Well, we’ve created a handy guide here.

    Lunch Boxes

    This size insulated lunch box is perfect for school aged children. It easily fits a Yumbox, plus an icepack, extra sandwich or piece of fruit.

    Small Cooler Bag

    The small cooler bag is perfect as a bottle bag, easily fitting two wide neck bottles plus icepacks and other small items. It’s also great for a child’s drink bottle and snacks for an outing. The bag works well slung over a pram handle or tucked in the under basket.

    Large Cooler Bag

    The large cooler is perfect for a day out as a family. It fits two Yumboxes or one Yumbox and a drink bottle — with enough space for icepacks or other additional fruit or snacks. Selected prints are also suitable for adult lunches at work.

    Ice Packs

    The adorable ice packs are non-toxic and will remain condensation free as they keep your little ones’ lunches (or yours!) cool throughout the day. The single large ice pack fits perfectly in SoYoung’s lunch box or large cooler bag. And unlike your weekly HIIT class, they’re sweat proof.

    Toddler Backpack

    The toddler backpack set is great for childcare and kindergarten. The detachable lunch bag can be separated and will fit two Yumboxes (at a squeeze!) or one Yumbox and other items such as icepacks and extra snacks. It can also be used to store a change of clothes and water bottle.

    Grade School Backpack

    The grade school backpack is perfect for primary school aged children. It’ll fit a SoYoung lunch box inside along with schoolbooks, a reader bag and other primary school things. The interior has a mesh zip pocket and the exterior has two mesh water bottle pockets.

    For more guidance, refer to each individual product.


    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).