Whether it's their first year at preschool or just the start of a new year at school there is always a big list of things to buy ready for their first day. This year is my eldests first year of preschool and so the first time I have had to consider what he will need. The three main purchases I have had to make this year are: Lunch Box, Water Bottle and Backpack and finding these items without BPA, PVC,plastic etc has been a little challenging! However, I spent some time over the Christmas break researching my options and have found 3 items that I am happy with and my 4 year old loves too.

Non Toxic School Supplies can be hard to find.

Whether it’s their first year at preschool or just the start of a new year at school there is always a big list of things to buy ready for their first day.This year is my eldests first year of preschool and so the first time I have had to consider what he will need.

The three main purchases I have had to make this year are: Lunch Box, Water Bottle and Backpack and finding these items without BPA, PVC,plastic etc has been a little challenging!

However, I spent some time over the Christmas break researching non toxic school supplies and have found 3 items that I am happy with and my 4 year old loves too.

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The three main non toxic school supplies I have had to purchase for my 4 year old to start Preschool are: Lunch Box, Water Bottle and Backpack and finding these items without BPA, PVC,plastic etc has been a little challenging! However, I spent some time over the Christmas break researching my options and have found 3 items that I am happy with and my 4 year old loves too.

Non Toxic School Supplies

Backpack

There were a few options for backpacks. Originally I loved one’s by Little Frenchy and SoYoung. They are small so great for toddlers but I wanted to get something bigger that he will be able to use as he grows into a strapping lad.

I discovered these gorgeous ones from Apple & Mint. They have the smaller toddler size but then these gorgeous bigger sizes too. They are made with canvas which then has a waterproof coating. These bags are PVC, BPA and lead-free and of course non-toxic and earth – safe.

Non Toxic School Supplies: For Non Toxic Backpacks I discovered these gorgeous ones from Apple & Mint. They have the smaller toddler size but then these gorgeous bigger sizes too. They are made with canvas which then has a waterproof coating. These bags are PVC, BPA and lead-free and of course non-toxic and earth - safe

Water Bottle

This was the easiest of the three to source as there are so many great options out there. It’s simply a matter of finding which one is most suitable for your little one.

Again, I wanted a bigger size bottle that I know will hold enough water for each whole day at preschool as well as for when he is a bit older.

I ended up choosing one from Ecococoon. What was most appealing was that there is no need for any awkward twisting or pulling to open valves each time you want a drink and then forgetting to close them and the water spilling everywhere! This one is stainless steel, has a one way leak proof valve (meaning water will only come out once you actually suck) and is also double walled which means it’s insulated and condensation free.

Non Toxic School Supplies: The non plastic water bottle I ended up choosing one from Ecococoon. What was most appealing was that there is no need for any awkward twisting or pulling to open valves each time you want a drink and then forgetting to close them and the water spilling everywhere! This one is stainless steel, has a one way leak proof valve (meaning water will only come out once you actually suck) and is also double walled which means it's insulated and condensation free.

Lunchbox

There are some great plastic alternative options on the market these days for lunchboxes. I was torn between LunchBot and Planetbox – both are stainless steel bento style lunchboxes and really all it comes down to is choosing what will work best for your little one.

I chose the Planetbox for a number of reasons:

  • It generally was more favoured in a number of different online reviews I checked out.
  • It has multiple sections that are designed to help you make sure you are including a variety of different types of food.
  • You can get fun magnets that attach to the top. Most parents can appreciate that the more fun a meal time is the more willing a child can be to eat the food.
  • Although the lunch box itself isn’t leak proof you can get pots in a variety of different sizes that fit inside the lunchbox that are able to hold dips or liquids.
  • The planetbox can also be purchased in a set that includes the lunchbox itself, a tall dipper pot, a set of magnets of your choice and a carry bag.

Non Toxic School Supplies: There are some great plastic alternative options on the market these days for lunchboxes. I was torn between LunchBot and Planetbox - both are stainless steel bento style lunchboxes and really all it comes down to is choosing what will work best for your little one.

Is there anything else that you have had to buy for your little ones first day? Comment below and let us know!

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10 Comments on My Favourite Non Toxic School Supplies

  1. Kelli
    January 27, 2017 at 12:20 am (10 months ago)

    I love these tips! While I don’t have any kiddos right now, I still wouldn’t have thought about how toxic their school supplies could be. Such a great reminder. And I’m with you – Every day I try to choose as many non toxic ingredients as I can. Looking forward to reading more from you!

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    • RebeccaTimmins
      January 27, 2017 at 5:59 am (10 months ago)

      Great, thanks Kelli. Yes, even if we don’t put something directly on our skin it can still be toxic – sometimes we forget to check those things!

      Reply
  2. Glenna
    January 27, 2017 at 1:45 am (10 months ago)

    Great post! I will share it on my Facebook though for my friends with children to see! In fact I can think of two people who will appreciate this post!! 🙂 Love your blog btw!

    Reply
    • RebeccaTimmins
      January 27, 2017 at 5:54 am (10 months ago)

      That’s awesome, Thanks Glenna 🙂

      Reply
  3. Kamilah
    January 27, 2017 at 3:42 am (10 months ago)

    Maintaining our health is so important, especially when it comes to our youth. This is a great post about being pro active in children’s lives! !

    Reply
    • RebeccaTimmins
      January 27, 2017 at 5:53 am (10 months ago)

      Absolutely, thanks Kamilah!

      Reply
  4. Andrea Broo
    January 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm (10 months ago)

    Even thought I am an adult, I want a lunch box from plant box so bad. hehehe. It’s so important to maintain things healthy. I don’t have any kiddies myself I have many friends with kids and can pass these tips along. Thanks Rebecca.

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    • RebeccaTimmins
      January 28, 2017 at 10:17 pm (10 months ago)

      I know, they are awesome. I want one myself too 🙂

      Reply
  5. Tennille
    February 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm (10 months ago)

    What a great article. Perfect for the start of the school year here in Australia.

    Reply
    • RebeccaTimmins
      February 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Tennille 🙂 Yes, I can’t believe how quickly the new year came around!

      Reply

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