Friday, August 21, 2009

Make Lunch More Eco-Friendly with Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags! Review And Giveaway!

I am not a frunchy mama. I aspire to live a greener, healthier life with my children, and keep everything in balance. We recycle when we can, and use reusable bags at the grocery store, and we have cut back on the cleaning supplies with harmful chemicals in them drastically in the last two years. Those little steps find me closer to my goals of making a better living environment inside and outside of my home for my children.

While preparing for back to school, (and cruising through Etsy!), I happened to find this great little shop called Fray Baby Bibs & More. They have such a great selection of handmade, reusable lunch baggies, purses, totes, pencil cases, feeding and burping accessories for baby, scarves, toys and more! All of the prints are fresh, modern, trendy, and fashionable. Whether you're looking for baby, children or mom herself, you'll find something that will delight every taste and budget.We had the opportunity to review three reusable bags this month, the snack sized bag, the velcro closure lunch bag, and the flip top lunch bag. These reusable bags are functional for carrying food, waterproof and anti-microbial. The patterns and styles available will appease to preschoolers and high schoolers alike. To clean the bags, just flip them inside out and wipe clean or throw them in the washing machine. All of the bags are machine washable and dryer safe.

I love the the velcro and the flip and fold sandwich bags! The velcro closure was much easier for Alex to figure out how to open, but after I showed him what to do for the flip top one, he quickly became a pro. For Flip and Fold instructions, feel free to view the tutorial here.

He's super excited about his "Real-Life-SUPER-HEROES" sandwich bag.. (see the pic to the left!), and can't wait to bring it to school to show his new friends.

The snack sized bag that we received was a flip top style. It was great, but with little hands, it made opening it a little more difficult. The first time Alex tried, he got grapes everywhere. However, the snack sized bags are also available with the velcro closure, so the little kids can have their snacks too. The flip top snack bag would be ideal for older elementary school kids and middle school aged children. If I worked outside of my home, I would definitely invest in these reusable bags as well.

..Maybe I'm becoming a more frunchier mama as we speak!

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You can find Fray Baby at 1000Markets.com, Etsy, and online at FrayBabyBibsAndMore.com. If you sign up for their newsletter on their direct website, you'll get great product information, coupon codes and more!

WIN IT!!
Fray Baby Bibs and More have offered one lucky reader their chance to score a 5 piece set of Back to School Lunch Bags. The set contains one of each type of reusable bag!

Here's How:
Visit Fray Baby Bibs and More at one of the links mentioned above. Find your favorite reusable product (and other product!) and then come back here and let me know about both products!

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This giveaway is open to residents of US & Canada and will end on August 30th, at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Special thanks to Fray Baby Bibs and More for sponsoring this review and giveaway, for joining the Back to School Bash, and for being environmentally concious!

63 comments:

Anonymous,  August 21, 2009  

My favorite resealable is the Lichen chestnuts flip top sandwich bag.
My favorite other porduct is the Geo Mirrors in Pink Mini Wallet. I have to lug around an oxygen bottle wherever I go and this is the perfect thing to tuck in there too.
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Claire August 21, 2009  

I love the Cockpit Gauges Reusable Snack Bag--how cute is that pattern?! My favorite other product is Funky Paisley iPhone Pouch...maybe with that I could hide my phone from my son so he'd stop playing games on it all the time! ;)

CVSer August 21, 2009  

I really like the reusable snack bags & the car seat strap covers!

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I am a fan of 4babyandmom & fray baby bibs on Facebook. Left a comment on both walls.

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Added o my favorites on Etsy
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Stef plus 3 August 21, 2009  

cute stuff! my 2 picks are the red toile handbag and the drawstring pouch. Mya always carries a ton of little "people" with her so that's a great idea.

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Gigi August 21, 2009  

I like the Orange Daisies Reusable Mini Snack Bag and the Silhouette Childs Play Original Beach Bum Wet Bag.
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MamabearMills August 22, 2009  

the reusable lunch sacks and the iphone holders are neat. the beach sacks are water proof

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added fray to my etsy faves
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The Hip Hippo August 22, 2009  

i love the orange daisy snack bag.... and the brown and pink market bag! cute stuff!

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kbloems27 August 22, 2009  

My daughters favorite is the Apples and Pears reuseable lunch bag. So cute!!

I on the other hand love the Turquoise Sis Boom Flowers Geometric Purse Handbag.

What cute stuff, definetly going back to check it out again!

kbloems27 August 22, 2009  

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andrea v August 22, 2009  

grrozy modern grab and go wipe pouch and the IKEA Red, White and Navy Craft Tote, Market Tote, Durable All Purpose Tote

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sweetbunnabunny(at)yahoo(dot)com August 22, 2009  

My favorite reusable product is the Apples and Pears Reusable Washable Sandwich Bag, and my other favorite item is the IKEA Blue Vine Fredrika Craft Knitting Market Tote!

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Margaret August 22, 2009  

I like the reuseable snack bags and the Paisley iPhone Pouch.

I tweeted and follow your blog.

bettycd August 26, 2009  

Love the Lizzy Dish Plates and Spoons Reusable Sandwich Bag - big enough for dad sized sandwichs. And I know my daughter would love the pink daisy cellphone pouch. While her phone is not an iPhone, I'm sure it will fit securely with her design

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Grace August 29, 2009  

I like the brown floral belt.

I like this bag a lot
http://fraybabybibsandmore.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=32&category_id=6&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=130

Great stuff! Thanks.

darlanpaulsmamma August 30, 2009  

Reusable Washable Wipeable FOOD SAFE sandwich bag - Cockpit Gauges BLUE is my favorite
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Slee August 30, 2009  

my favorite reusable is the kids apples and pears sandwich bag, and i heart the groovy eye chenille backed bib. snapdragon could so rock that out.

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